The time for restoring all things...
With kintsugi, the artist takes the broken pieces and seeks to repair the original work of art. But the artist is not trying to hide the cracks or the breaks in the pottery, like we might do with glue. Instead, the artist seeks to highlight the restoration by using a compound made with flecks of gold. The end result is a restored and new piece of art.
Today, Jesus is restoring people. See, God loves his creation, and he has made us humans unique. We matter to him. We are his precious works of art. But we are also broken. We are broken because of the original sin; we are broken because of things done to us; and we are broken because of the things we have done. But God doesn’t just throw away what is broken. God makes beautiful things out of the brokenness.
One day, because Jesus lived the life we should have lived and died the death we should have died, we can be restored. Restored to relationship with God, restored to relationship with one another, restored from death one day when Jesus returns. You are a work of art that God is making into a more beautiful work of art.