A talented group of students each year come together to form the Creative Ministry Team. This year the team spent a week creating sculptural artworks to install in the school. They learnt the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi that involves repairing broken pottery and, instead of hiding the cracks, gold is placed into the seam with glue to honour the story of the breakage. The result is a more beautiful and unique vessel. The metaphor for our Christian education setting is that we are represented as the broken vessels. Christ can restore us and make us whole again. He redeems us and heals our brokenness and we are made more beautiful despite our flaws.
The students enjoyed learning the ancient technique and creating something truly beautiful and individual, yet also equally learnt more about themselves and each other as they worked together to restore the damaged ceramics.
The sculptural artworks have been installed in various locations around the school: in reception areas, offices and classrooms, to serve as a reminder of the healing found in Jesus Christ and the way we can be restored through the power of God’s forgiveness.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time.
Psalm 147:3 He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds.