I am part of a church community called Mosaic. Our name is very important to us because it describes who we are in Christ.
It describes who all Christians are, really.
A mosaic is created by gathering broken, fragmented pieces and arranging them to form a beautiful piece of art. We see mosaics everywhere. But the most beautiful mosaics are the ones you see walking down the streets, working in your office, sitting in coffee shops, or at the grocery store.
A broken and fragmented life that has been restored and redeemed by Christ is just like a mosaic. And I would argue that these mosaics are the most beautiful pieces of art in the world.
What is more amazing? A perfect, beautiful, faultless creation. Or a broken and ruined creation that has been remade into something even more beautiful?
What is more compelling? That God created Adam and Eve in His own image to reflect His beauty and love. Or that God takes fallen, wretched, horrible human beings like you and me and restores them as His radiant bride?
Yeah. Mosaics are sweet.
The Church is a mosaic of mosaics. A collection of broken lives remade and gathered together to form a whole new mosaic. What could be more beautiful?
Gather all the pieces, let nothing be wasted.