They say opposites attract. If my wife and I are any kind of indication, it is very true. But that’s not what I mean.
Maybe I’m weird (wouldn’t be the first time, won’t be the last), but I see this inside of me. I can be confident and poised and riddled with self-doubt. I can be intelligent and stupid in the very same moment.
“Does this make me look fat?”
“Well technically, you are overweight…”
You get the idea.
I can love Jesus with all my heart and hide in fear from him. I can worship an all powerful God, singing and dancing before Him and the moment I stop grab on to a worry about my future, my money, my family.
Romans 7 asks, “who can save me from this body of sin and death?” This comes on the heals of Paul talking about his opposites.
My take on why this happens, we need the reminder that we carry sin in this body that God is redeeming. This life in which, “behold, all things have become new,” is still perishable. I need the reminder that I am incomplete, that everyday I am saved and being saved.
I like the attraction between my wife and me. It’s fun, exciting, crazy, aggravating. I can embrace the opposites inside of me too.
They let me know I’m alive.