I’m sure you guys have heard the new song Reckless Love by Cory Asbury. If not, I’m attaching a video so go listen first, then read!:
When I first heard it, I was slightly confused by the chorus… “leaves the 99”. I wasn’t totally sure what that was all about. So, I did a little research and found this verse:
In this passage, it is so evident that God just wants me- a dumb little sheep that loses its way on the way home. And when He finds me...when I’ve tucked my tail and come running scared to death, with no hope, on the edge, He finds me. He embraces me. God, the Creator of the universe rejoices over ME. What an overwhelming love that God has for me!
When you are the one that has lost your way, EVERY SINGLE TIME God will come chasing you down, fighting the battles to ensure your safe return. His love is reckless. He would move mountains to have a relationship with us. His love is never ending. We can never outrun His love for us.
As we enter into Passion Pay weekend and Easter coming up next weekend, I hope that you will be inspired to reflect on the way that we are loved so recklessly that Jesus offered up His life, took on each of our sins, our pains, our sorrows, our secrets, our scars, so that He could prove His love for each soul. And yes, He did it for the one. When Jesus was suffering on the cross, it was for the ONE. There is nothing that will stop the love of Christ from reaching into the darkest parts of us to bring the light of eternal life and redemption to our lives.
I hope this encourages you this week!