by Peoples Church
April 30, 2018

The Reckless Love of God?

Oh the overwhelming, never ending reckless love of God
Oh it chases me down, fights til I’m found, leave the ninety-nine
I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it, still you give yourself away.

Reckless Love of God? Reckless? That’s not a word we usually use in talking about the creator of the universe. That’s a word reserved for youth who do stupid things, or people who drive drunk, waste money, not for the deliberate, thoughtful omnipotent King of Kings.

Webster’s dictionary defines reckless like this:

1 : marked by lack of proper caution : careless of consequences
2 : irresponsible reckless charges

It is the 2nd half of the first definition that we must consider when we talk of the reckless love of God. Careless of Consequences. Taken at face-value and through our feeble human understanding, by that definition, yes, the love of God IS reckless. He knew what would happen when He created us, but He didn’t care, He still made us. He knew that the consequences of creation would be the sacrifice of his Son, and He still did it. So, yes, when you think about it all, the love of God is a reckless love,