This morning I heard a song on the radio (which I’ve probably heard a dozen times) for the “first” time. You know that moment when a thought or line or moment makes an – impact. on your heart.
The line is sings: “His (Jesus) kind of love is reckless for us.” (by Group 1 Crew)
I had never thought of God’s love as reckless, but in the eyes of the world, it definitely is.
Webster defines reckless: marked by lack of proper caution : careless of consequences.
There are many times when we calculate our risk in forgiving or helping or assisting someone based on our time, relationships, money, health, safety and just overall willingness.
Don’t get me wrong, we are not God and we need to be safe, but we forget that even though He is God, He still feels, hurts, loves, creates.
When He loves He goes all-in. He bets everything. He uses no caution, no temporary words or smalltalk to sidestep a confrontation or relationship. That’s reckless.
He sent His only Son to live a human life full of temptation, rejection and foreseeable death. That’s definitely careless of the consequences. That’s reckless. To us.
Not to Him. It was worth it. It’s still worth it. We’re worth it. Not because of what we’ve done, but because we are HIS creation. HIS love. HIS.
It may be difficult at times to imagine loving others fully with reckless abandon. It makes sense, we’re sinful people. But, with the Holy Spirit’s power, we can do our best to love HIM with reckless abandon and through that process let Him challenge us to love others beyond where we are today.
Because He’s worth it.