Broken pieces

When I was younger I would watch my grandmother create stuff. She was and still is, an amazing painter, avid traveler and has always dominated those 1000 piece puzzles.

Specifically I can remember her showing me how to make things with stain glass.

First sketching a design, then choosing colored glass pieces, cutting them into specific forms and shapes, and lastly welding them together with melted lead.

It was a really interesting and intricate process.

The pieces of glass that we used were scraps no one wanted anymore. The broken pieces from projects that were going to be just thrown into the trash. But after we’d reshaped and crafted them to a new purpose – they completed our beautiful mosaic.

“We are all broken…that’s how the light gets in.” Hemingway

We are designed to mirror a perfect God even through the brokenness we’ve acquired. To shine His light through the cracks and crevices we’ve received by living in our humanness.

“You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

The God colors of this world can still be reflected by the scares of our humanity.

And You were created to be apart of His beautiful mosaic.