Reckless Love

Reckless Love, the song by Cory Asbury, is so impactful to me. It is the spiritual equivalent, for me, of the song Killing Me Softly by Roberta Flack. What?!? If you were around in the 70s you will recognize the song (though I believe there has been a recent remake). Really it is just the phrase “Singing my life with his words” nothing else really relates other than the feeling of my deepest, inner being being exposed to the world.  But I have digressed way too far here. This is not the song I want to share with you. Let’s switch back to Reckless Love.

Reckless Love basically sums up my entire testimony – that is, how God saved me and gave me a new life. The reminders in the words renew my gratitude and give me hope for the days ahead as I rest in His promises that He has already fulfilled. “The Lord is my refuge and my fortress.” Psalm 91:2.

I hope you take a moment to read through the words and listen to the song. Maybe you will find your story there as well. Or maybe you will see hope that this could be your story someday. If you want that hope, just ask Him. After all, it is true that “those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10.

“Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me
You have been so, so good to me
Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me
You have been so, so kind to me

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, yeah

When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me
You have been so, so good to me
When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me
You have been so, so kind to me

And oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
And 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, yeah

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
Lie You won’t tear down
Coming after me

And oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
And 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, yeah”

There is so much here that this brief article would turn into more of a book.  So, for today, I will leave you with the song.  Later, I will post again with a deeper dive into my take on these powerful words.