Updated: Oct 7
"Reckless Love" has been a favorite of mine, but that love took a whole new turn once I heard Cory explain the meaning behind the lyrics...
I hope it will do the same for you.
"This man welcomes the sinners and eats with them."
"When I use the phrase 'the reckless love of God', I'm not saying God himself is reckless; He's not crazy. We are say that, however, the way He loves is quite so."
What I mean is this:
He's utterly unconcerned with the consequences of His actions with regard to his own safety, comfort, and well-being. His love is not crafty or slick. It's not cunning or shrewd. In fact,all l things considered, it's quite child-like...and might I even suggest downright ridiculous! His love bankrupted Heaven, for YOU, for ME. His love doesn't consider himself first. It isn't selfish or self-serving.
He doesn't wonder what he will gain or lose by putting himself on the line. He simply puts himself out there not the off chance you or I MIGHT look back and give him that love in return.
His love leaves the 99 to find the one EVERY TIME.
And to many practical adults, that a foolish concept. 'But what if He loses the 99 in looking for that one, right? What if?'
THAT ONE IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE SUPREMELY IMPORTANT.
His love isn't cautious; it's a love that sent His own son to die a gruesome death on a cross.
There's no plan b with the love of God. He gives his heart SO COMPLETELY, SO PROPOSTEROUSLY that if refused, we would THINK it irreparably broken. Yet, He gives himself away again & again & again & again, time & time again.
Make no mistake, our sins DO pain His heart and 70x7 is a lot of times to get your heart broken. Yet, He opens back up and allows us back in EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
His love saw you when you hated Him and all logic said they'll reject me. He said, 'No! I don't care what it costs me. I lay my life on the line as long as I get their hearts.
He found me & put me on His shoulders & He carried me home because
He's JUST THAT GOOD.
He's JUST THAT KIND.
He's a Father that NEVER GIVES UP!