Mosaic Of Grace

This is Day 8 of my Write 31 Days series for 2017: 31 Days of Kintsugi.
For an index of all the posts in the series, please click here.

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Every Sunday throughout this series, I will be sharing a shorter post with a quote and song to reflect on, relating to our theme of Kintsugi.

“You can run away from yourself so often, and so much, just because the broken pieces of you cut your feet too deeply if you stay around for too long. But then what if someone were to come along and pick up those pieces for you? Then you wouldn’t have to run away from yourself anymore. You could stop running. If someone sees you as something worth staying with— maybe you’ll stay with yourself, too.”   (C. Joybell C.)

“In your pain you may not see the beauty of the masterpiece,
But there’s a greater work of art than what each piece alone imparts.

He can take the fallen pieces, and lay them in the perfect place.
When His work is finally finished You will be a mosaic of grace”  (Shelly E. Johnson)

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16 thoughts on “Mosaic Of Grace

    1. Thanks, Andrew! Obviously our experiences are very different. I agree there are some pieces that are better left in the past, that we shouldn’t look back at. I’d say instead of running away from it though that we should hand it over to God. I’m definitely not saying everything that happens is good or is God’s will (otherwise why are we meant to pray Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven?) but I do believe God can surprise us by the good he brings even from our broken bits, whether that’s lessons we learn, developing aspects of our character like courage and compassion, or simply realising we can’t deal with life by ourselves and we need him.

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  1. I had planned on commenting how much I like these words but in reading the first comment I changed the direction of my own comment.
    We are never meant to be perfect. Each of us has our own imperfections, scars, places we run from…though some of us may need to run further and faster than others. That’s the beauty of grace and the beauty of a mosaic…broken pieces put together and accepted as is.
    Also, Andrew, thank you for your service.

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    1. Thanks, that’s so true. We all have our own scars and imperfections and the temptation can be to run from them. I’m grateful that God sees us as we are and puts us back together.

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  2. This is so beautiful and you are right…we do often forget that we have help to pick up the pieces…we are never alone in our fight to re-make ourselves into someone closer to God. He WANTS that and He wants us to invite Him to help.

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  3. That quote by C. Joybell C. can be a powerful one if we view it from the perspective of God being the one to help us pick up the pieces and want to stay with us. That quote becomes dangerous if use it for human relationships. When we rely on others to pick up our pieces and give us our worth we become dependent upon them. This can be so true in life, too. If we rely on God and focus on his truths then we remain strong. But if we rely on others too much we can lose sight of who we really are and God’s truths.

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    1. Thanks, Melissa. That’s a great point. I was definitely taking it as God being the one to see our worth and put us back together. Hopefully that’s clear in the context of the series I’m writing but I can see that it’s not when you look at this post by itself. I agree, it is dangerous to rely on others for our sense of worth. That has to come from God.

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