When you think of God, do you consider Him eccentric?
I know “eccentric” is not commonly found in the lists of God’s characteristics—alright, it is not on any of the lists—but by definition, I think He fits the description. Webster defines “eccentric” as deviating from the usual or accepted pattern.
I do realize Scripture declares Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb. 13:8) and that James says there is no variation in God (1:17). I recall that Psalm 55:19 states that God does not change. But these verses do not capture or speak to the essence of what it means to be an eccentric.
An eccentric person is out of the ordinary, unusual, different than we expect, or often than we accept. Eccentrics do not tolerate or fit prefabricated boxes. As a matter of fact, if you attempt to box them in they kick at the sides until they are free of the limitation. Neither will they be defined by comparison. They are their own person.
Rather than attempt to conform an eccentric to our world, if we are courageous and noble minded, we step into their world, listen to their thoughts, and capture the essence of what makes them tick. Only then do we grasp the person.
But what does God's eccentricity look like? What should I expect from Him? That's next.
If you want to discover more about what our relationship with God looks like, I would suggest the novel, No Mercy.