By Joy Brenda Masinde – Mdivo
- Ties are flexible, they bend and twist easily. Ecclesiastes 4:12 A three cord strand is not easily broken.
- Ties bring two or more ends together and make them one. Genesis 2:24
- Ties can get untied, get broken or get knotted. John 15: 4- 11 Abide in me and I in you.
- Ties can get repaired Jeremiah 18:4
The Japanese Vase
Kintsugi Pottery is the Japanese art of reparing broken china with gold, making it a new work of art. Kintsugi means joined with gold. The process is simple:
- Gathering and arranging your broken pieces.
- Mixing the epoxy. Take the clay or whatever joining agent and add a dash of gold dust, or silver or platinum.
- Apply the epoxy mixture and carefully join the pieces together, giving it a few minutes to set’
Once set, scrap away the excess using a razor blade. Leave to cure for 24hrs. For the hardening to be complete
The main aim of Kintsugi is to ensure that the brokenness and repair forms part of the story of the object repaired.
As we begin we need to remember several things are established and cannot and will not change, regardless of whatever happens to us.
- We are made in the image and likeness of God. Genesis 1:26-28
- We are all carriers of destiny. None of us is empty or useless. Jeremiah 29:11
- All our lives experiences count for and are useful in advancing God’s Kingdom on earth. Romans 5:2-6
- Our circumstances affect us, but it is our decisions that define us. Deutoronomy 30:15-20 (vs 19)
- There is nothing that you are going through or have gone through that is new. 1 Cor 10:13