There is this beautiful song that has been covered by everyone from Israel Houghton to Justin Beiber. Cory Asbury’s Reckless Love is just one of those songs that just grips your soul. There was something about this song that I connected with. As soon as I heard the artist’s story regarding the song, my jaw dropped. It was so similar to mine…eerily similar. In fact, there is even a chapter in the book I’m writing that includes my experience of how God used my child to show me His incredible love.
This song also has it’s critics. I have to admit on first hearing it, the “rule-follower” in me balked at the idea that God could be “reckless”. But as I listened to the song, I understand that on human terms, His love for us is reckless. Most of us wouldn’t dare to love that way (nor can we apart from God).
Yes, He knows who are His, and who would be His even before He outlined the plan to save us. Yet it is still an amazing thought that He would be willing to sacrifice Himself for us, for me. He would seek us out, find us wherever we are, and call us out to Himself. It’s only now, in the latter half of my life that I am getting a glimpse of an understanding of what it means to be loved by God.
It’s a love that transforms you, if you allow it to. I want to live the rest of my earthly life basking in His overwhelming, neverending, reckless love.