Thursday, July 28, 2011

You Ask, I Answer, Take 14

Today's You Ask, I Answer question comes once again from Christianne.  She asks:

What do you like most about God?

When I read this question initially, I cringed, wondering how on earth I was going to answer it.  How I was going to take an intangible appreciation of a whole, and cram it into a response that was shaped like a few paragraphs of text.  But, the more I thought about the question, the more I realized that there is indeed one attribute of God that I appreciate above all others.

For me, the aspect of God's character that is most meaningful is that his character, and he himself is unchanging.

To someone who struggles with change and has at times been hurt deeply by shifting sands of relationships, the idea that the God on whom I rely will never change is one that is deeply comforting.  That He is the solid, rooted, fixed and unchanging form admist the chaos and storms that I've walked through the last number of years is the truth that I've come to rely on most deeply.  It's the thing in which I root my ability to trust deeply in God's care and guidance in my life.  It's the thing in which I find hope and peace.

I love that He doesn't change and promises that He will not change.  That his character is rich and deep and consistent and something in which I can anchor myself amidst the things that threaten to overwhelm me.


christianne said...

What a beautiful response, coming from a place of felt truth inside of you.

I, too, so appreciate God's unchanging nature.