Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine – Lyrics from ‘Reckless Love’ by Cory Asbury
I’m sure that you’ve heard the song Reckless Love by Cory Asbury. It has become one of the most well known christian songs and is absolutely incredible, whatever versions you listen to! I 100% recommend you should hear it if you haven’t already or just give it a listen again now if you have!
Anyway, this song is about the parable of the lost sheep. In this parable it talks about a shepherd with 100 sheep, one of these walks astray from the rest. The shepherd then leaves the 99 sheep to find the lost one. Matthew 18:12-14 says “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.”
God would leave the 99 for you. Always. He knows your heart, He knows what you do and He knows where you are. If you walk astray from Him and from those who support you in your faith, He will always come for you. If you don’t know Him yet, still He will be right with you. This is something I feel like is a big thing. I feel like people who don’t necessarily believe yet, are on the edge of having a faith or are only recent christians seem to think that God is only there for them when they believe and are strong in faith. But you see, this isn’t the case. He is and has always been there for you. He will and has always gone to ends the earth for you. You are his child. His precious child. And there is no mountain He won’t climb up and no wall He won’t kick down to come after you. No matter who you are or what you’ve done, or even how far you’ve wandered, His love will always reach you. He wants you to be surrounded by people who will support you in life, He wants you to know His love and grow closer to Him because He loves you.
He would leave the 99 for you. He would light up every shadow, climb up every mountain, kick down every wall and tear down all the lies for you. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve done He will never leave you and will always find you if you wander! His love for you is never-ending! His love for you is so reckless and so relentless!