Over the past few months, I have come to love the song ‘Reckless Love’ and for the first time today I thought about the words in the song. Reckless love? To the songwriter and definitely to me, dying for people who are far from righteous is reckless. Dying for people who want to have nothing to do with you is reckless. Dying for people who go out of their way to diminish the significance of your death is reckless. Loving a world, a people who do not know you in hopes that in the future they will hear about what you did and perhaps love you for your sacrifice is reckless.

But Jesus wasn’t reckless at all when he chose to die for you and me. He was intentional in His love and in His death.

For at just the right time, while we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. It is rare indeed for anyone to die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6-8 Berean Study Bible

For many people reading this post, this is common knowledge. Many of us have heard about, talked about, sang about, or maybe even preached about the love of God. And yet sometimes we question God’s love for us. Have you ever heard yourself say: “If only God would do this or that for me then I’ll know that He truly loves me” or some variation of this?

God does not have to prove His love to us over and over again. The CROSS is the ultimate proof of God’s love. So dear reader, next time you feel the need to question whether or not God loves you (and he does).. remember no one else would [by choice] be “reckless” enough to die for you.

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn’t earn it, and I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

Cory Asbury, Reckless Love, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xx0d3R2LoU

2 thoughts on “Reckless Love of God

  1. “But Jesus wasn’t reckless at all when he chose to die for you and me.”

    Yup… Cory Asbury calls it reckless… Francis Chan calls it Crazy… but God, He simply calls it Love – intentional, unconditional, true Love

    Thank you Jesus 🙏

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