19 years ago today, I foolishly jumped into a commitment with a man I barely knew. Having met him only 10 months prior, I only grasped a tiny fraction of who he was as I proclaimed that I would love and cherish him the rest of my life. Only by the grace of God, he happened to be an even better man than I ever imagined at the time, because my historical choices of guys usually moved the other direction.
Over the years, we both have changed – dare I say - almost to the point that we are not even the same people. Again, only by the grace of God have we changed in ways that cause us to fall even more in love with each other, and despite each other too.
If I had married my husband knowing he’d never change, could I be happy? I might think I know everything about him by now, but periodically he surprises me. The fact that he is also continually changing gives promise to adventure ahead rather than a life of complacency and boredom.
So the fact that God never changes, is that a good thing? Hebrews 13:8 claims Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Is the sameness of Jesus boring? Hardly! I only know a tiny fraction of all that God is. While it will take all of eternity for me to know Him, I know that He will only become more and more wonderful – and there will never be something disappointing to discover.
The fact that my husband is mutable and that God is immutable is one respect that they will never be alike, and this is strangely a perfect thing.