Kin-Tsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken porcelain vessels with a gold-laced glue, making the repaired object more valuable than before.
Apparently they believed that when an object had been through a hardship it becomes more valuable.
This became such a highly skilled art-form that people would purposely break their vases just to have them Kin-Tsugi-ed!
It doesn't sound very American, but I like it!
God created me, a porcelain vase. He made me beautiful, useful . . . and fragile. I got cracked.
He repaired me with His love and grace and mercy. And I became better, more beautiful, more valuable, and more useful to Him.
May all of God's children get Kin-Tsugi-ed somewhere along the way!