For when the time was right, the Anointed One came and died to demonstrate His love for sinners who were entirely helpless, weak, and powerless to save themselves. Now who of us would dare to die for the sake of a wicked person? We can all understand if someone was willing to die for a truly noble person. But Christ proved God’s passionate love for us by dying in our place while we were still lost and ungodly! And there is still much to more to say of unfailing love for us!
-Romans 5: 6-9 Passion Translation
There is a song from Bethel called “Reckless Love”, I have had on replay for days! The chorus says,
“Oh the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God. Oh, it chases me down, me down, fights ‘til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine, I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it Still You give yourself away. The next part says There’s no mountain You won’t climb up, coming after me, There’s no wall You won’t kick down, No lie You won’t tear down, coming after me.”
The word “love” in the book of Romans in the Greek is “agape” it means divine love; what God prefers, or to take pleasure in.
God loves you! He prefers you and takes pleasure in you. He demonstrated this FIRST by sending His Son to earth, and now He just keeps chasing after us until we are found!
The end of verse 9 of Romans 5 says we now receive reconciliation. One of the definitions of this word means to return to favor. Jesus has bought us, a return to live in favor with God.
Many of us think we have to earn love. We have to be nice enough, good enough, pretty enough, smart enough to be truly loved.
I’m telling you today God loves you! He is head over heels in love with you! He is chasing you down to love you, to bless you to favor you! He has a passionate desire to show us love.
This month as we are focusing on LOVE, think about this, God loves you so much! Put Reckless love on replay until it gets way down deep and you start dancing because you finally understand! GOD LOVES ME THIS I KNOW!