Mosaics are amazing handcrafted works of art. There are no two that are exactly like. Colorfully designed plates are broken. Pieces are beautifully arranged and sealed together by a fluid adhesive that fills each piece together to make a unique piece of artwork. Without broken plates, a mosaic cannot be made. Without having the adhesive to permanently bond the pieces together the creation cannot become whole. It is through brokenness that this beautiful one-of-a-kind mosaic is made for all to enjoy.
We are God’s unique handcrafted masterpieces. Every ordinary yet detailed part of our lives is a piece of this beautifully patterned artwork that God has ever so lovingly designed for His great pleasure. From pieces that are cracked and broken, we become filled and bonded forever by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He, who is in us, was also broken for us upon the cross. Because of His sacrifice we are transformed into a new creation that brings God glory forever.
Everyday lives can be transformed from ordinary to extraordinary when we see the true beauty that comes from brokenness. Not only the necessary brokenness that is within us but also the beautiful gift of salvation and redemption that comes from Jesus being broken for us. For God chose us and loves us just as we are so that He could fill and bring together the broken pieces of our lives by the love, grace, and forgiveness of His perfect Son.
How THANKFUL I am for the cross of Jesus Christ today!
Speaking of crosses, I am excited to share with you about my dear friend on Facebook at Marymaking Designs. She not only creates BEAUTIFUL one-of-a-kind mosaics, but was so kind to let me showcase one of her stunning pieces in this post today. I know you will LOVE her creations as much as I do.
He was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5
From my nest to yours,
6 thoughts on “Beauty in Brokenness”
The insight on the mosaic is awesome! It really gave me a different perspective of beauty in brokenness. Oh man, I really really love that!
I’ve been wanting to make a mosaic. Everytime glass breaks in my house I think, hmmm, I should take that and save it! Like you said, there’s something very beautiful about taking a whole bunch of broken things and making them into something beautiful!
This is lovely. 😘
Chris, This is lovely and so are Mary’s mosaics. My she has many talents. Does she do her creating at home or in a studio?
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Yes she does has many talents! Right now she creates and designs her crosses out of her home.
I am so thankful that God takes the broken pieces and molds them into His masterpiece.