By Kerri S. Wilson
"You're beautiful," He says.
"But I'm broken," you say.
He tells you your pieces fit perfectly in place as He traces His finger over your gashes.
You point to the places where you've fallen apart and tell Him you're worth nothing more than ashes.
You continue and say, "I'm for no better use than to be placed out of view."
Then He replies, "I've transformed you and made you better than new."
He says, "You're priceless to Me and worth more than you see."
You ask Him, "But how can this be?
You say, "I'm shattered and torn."
And you ask, "How can you use one who's battered and worn?"
He answers, "My strength is made perfect in your weakness."
And He tells you, "My beauty shines through your brokenness."
Finally He explains, "You're not bitterly broken."
Then He says, "You're beautifully broken."
(Check out the Japanese art of kintsugi.)