Recently, I’ve been thinking about the paradox, “Opposites attract.” Why do opposites exist? What causes opposites to attract? How in the world are opposites supposed to work together? When you answer these questions, let me know!
Nothing has taught me more about opposites than dating.
That’s right. The girl who was going to traipse the globe, bold and fearless with only a suitcase by her side is dating. It’s going pretty well, too. Oddly enough, my man is totally contrary to the type of guy I ever thought I’d date.
He’s a huge sports fan. I’d never watched an entire game of anything – not even when I played Little League baseball. He listens to Rock and Roll. I listen to Josh Groban. He’s laid back. I’m restless. He’s a man. I’m a woman. He’s reserved. I’m outgoing. He plays guitar. I can’t carry a tune in a bucket. He’s rational. I’m emotional. And yet, He loves God. I love God. Though our opposites sometimes create misunderstandings, confusion, and hilarity – we are committed to glorifying the LORD. We’ve been blessed with a fantastic friendship, a strong relationship.
You know, I was also thinking: we, as humans, are total opposites of God. This analogy is obviously going to break down, as they always do, but run with me. God is perfect. We are imperfect. God is infinite. We are finite. God is holy. We are tainted. God is mighty. We are meek. And yet, “God made [us] alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our trespasses.” (Colossians 2:13 ESV)
Do you see? This fallible human race is unfathomably far from God. We are complete opposites. And still, we are totally attracted to God in his grace, goodness, and mercy. Maybe this idea is a silly analogy. I can’t help but see the relation. God has drawn us unto Himself, even though we contradict His very nature. Praise the LORD for his amazing, saving grace!