At church today, we sang the song “Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury. Our worship leader talked about watching a video of Cory talk about writing the song, so of course, I had to look up some videos. I put a video below that includes the song as well as some of his thoughts surrounding it.
You all know, I’m all about love and God’s love is no exception. But I don’t think I ever would have described God’s love as reckless. Would you? When I think reckless, I tend to think along the lines of stupid, careless, a mess. None of those things are my God and his love. But, reckless doesn’t mean stupid. His love is reckless in that it is wild. Not a crazy wild necessarily, but to our human minds, it seems… I don’t know, free?
It knows no bounds. It is truly unconditional. It’s not selfish. It’s this pureness that is hard to grasp. And his love is for all of us. He loves all of us wholly. Each one of us. We are all loved to the fullest by Him. We are loved so much that Jesus died on the cross for us.
If we look at it that way, I guess God’s love is reckless. We sing songs about God’s grace being an ocean or His love being like a hurricane. Most people would have no problem thinking about those things, those forces of nature, being reckless. But to really think about it. To really think about God’s love as this force of nature that is just powerful and wild, that is reckless and unrelenting, is something new for many.
We know God’s love is abundant and unconditional, but we still put limits on it in our minds. Let’s stop limiting God’s love. Just because we can’t fully understand how he loves, doesn’t mean we have to try to limit it. Embrace it.
So, I wasn’t initially planning to write more than a sentence or two before the video, but I did. That just means more words from me to you. I’m really considering doing topical series on here (that I actually prepare for) and having this be one of them. If so, more to come. If not, still more to come.
Anyhoo, this Thursday, May 3rd, is National Day of Prayer. My plan is to post something on Wednesday or Thursday. I promise nothing though. I’m trying not to make promises I don’t keep. (I’m going to be at a conference most of this week, which means less control over my time. But more time on the bus to write, I guess. Though I’ll probably read instead. Let’s be real here.) But if I don’t talk to you later this week, you should hear from me next week.
Have a wonderful week, my lovelies. Remember you are loved fiercely.