All Grace - October 25, 2023

The ancient Japanese art of kintsugi is believed to have developed in the fifteenth century as a unique way to repair broken pottery. The artist uses a lacquer to mend the fractures, then covers the adhesive with a fine gold or silver powder. The result is something beautiful and unimagined.

By the time we reach the end of Jacob’s story, the old earthen vessel is held together by Elmer’s glue and duct tape. “By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph. And he worshipped, leaning on the top of his staff” (Hebrews 11:21).

Jacob died worshipping. May the same be said about us. We don’t have to be strong to be saved. We simply need to trust the God of Jacob. He is the God of second chances and new beginnings. And he never gives up on you.