Human beings are not perfect creatures, even though they are created as the image of God. It means humans have many limitations even though they behave as if they can do all things. In understanding the universe, humans cannot fully find what is happening in it; in overruling the world, humans destroy it rather than take care of it; in any relationships, humans fail to have the genuineness; in loving others, humans are only able to give temporary and conditional love rather than eternal and unconditional love.
I had conversations with few friends having relationships and family. I asked whether they love their partners, and whether the more they know their partners the more they love them. Some of them only smiled and some hesitated to answer it straight away. I remember talking with my sister around 2 years ago about her husband. She said, ‘I never stop learning about his character, the more I know him, the more I see imperfectness. I pray to God that I can still love him in his imperfectness’.
Many relationships end after several years. There are many reasons behind it. One of them is because the partner cannot stand with the imperfectness of the other. So ironic, isn’t it? Why do we hope for the perfectness of others if we know that we never find it on humans who are unquestionably imperfect? Yesterday, my housemate shared the sad news about her friend who got divorced even though they just got a baby. ‘The baby or kids even cannot bind the husband and wife together’, I told myself. But honestly, I am not judging other by saying that. I only want to point out that because humans are imperfect, the more we know about them, the more we get disappointed to hope more than they actually have and give.
In comparison, God is perfect, really unblemished in every thing he does and plans. He never fails, never!! The more we know him, the more we’re amazed of him and admire him. In any relationships, we can ask him to give us heart and mind to be able to stand in any imperfectness. We ourselves cannot do it alone, really, remember, we’re not perfect!