This morning's post comes from CARE for AIDS intern, Anna Wilke
We have been singing a song in church for the past several months by Cory Asbury called “Reckless Love,” it is one of the most lyrically powerful songs I have heard in a while, and I have had it on repeat all the time. This song serves as a wonderful reminder to me and many others, of the nature of God’s love, a love that will fight for us and leave the ninety-nine to chase after one (Luke 15). When we keep this love that the Father shows us everyday in mind, we can live in freedom with joy.
My favorite, and in my opinion the most powerful, part of the song is the bridge which describes the nature of God’s reckless love for us, “There's no shadow You won't light up, Mountain You won't climb up, Coming after me. There's no wall You won't kick down, No lie You won't tear down, Coming after me.” I think these lyrics define reckless love in a Biblical sense. When I hear the word reckless I usually think of someone acting carelessly without regard for the consequences, but God’s love is not careless and thoughtless at all. His love is audacious, it is resolute, and it will do anything and pay any price to get us back. Our Father will not let anything come between Him and His children—that is reckless love.
It was reckless love that sent His one and only son to pay the price of our sin. All too often we allow concerns of the moment to cloud our comprehension of this eternal act. We lose the joy of our salvation. When we are able to remember the reckless love of our Father and view our circumstances through the lens of our resurrection, we can have the peace and confidence He freely offers us. The life of a Christian is a life of resurrection and when we are aware of what God has done for us eternally, we are filled with the confidence to face our current circumstances. Our Father has offered us a life full of joy and freedom. There is nothing we could ever do to earn or deserve the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God.