Reckless Love

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.” (John 10:14-15)

“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.”  (Matthew 18:12-14 )

This morning I woke up with this song— Reckless Love

“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

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, I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah”

Songwriters: Caleb Culver / Cory Asbury / Ran Jackson

Reckless Love lyrics © Bethel Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing 

“The never ending love of God chases me down, fights till I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine.” “There’s no wall, You won’t kick down. Lie, You won’t tear down. There’s no shadow You won’t light up; mountain You won’t climb up; coming after me.” “The overwhelming, never ending, reckless love of God coming after me. I don’t deserve it, can’t earn it, still You give Yourself away.”

God ‘risk’ everything to love us and save us till we are safely resting in His arms. He never gives up on us! Thank You Lord, our loving Father and Almighty God! Help us to be more loving, patiently endure hardship to bring more lost sheep back to Your fold. Thank You for Your calling to partner with You to love, seek and find the lost. Thank You for the opportunity You lay before us to labor with You. May You continue to prepare us as Your team-mates to save the lost and prepare the way. May You call on those who are willing and ready to serve You to join with us for this blessed journey to walk and serve beside You! Amen!

 

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