I heard this song in my car last week. I was touched deeply by the words. I’m kind of a ‘words’ person when it comes to songs. I need them to make sense, to flow logically, to be beautifully placed next to each other. I need them to be meaningful and thoughtful. And then a nice melody to accompany these words makes the song complete.
Reckless Love is one of those songs that I was moved by as I heard the words sung within the confines of my car and they reached into my heart. So here’s the link below. Give a listen and understand that God really does love us with reckless abandon. Anyone who leaves 99 behind to search for the one lost sheep is reckless. That’s the point of the story Jesus tells to his followers.
He will never leave anyone behind. And that, this Army wife is here to remind you, is the credo of every Soldier who has ever worn a US Army uniform: “I will never leave a fallen comrade.” Never leaving another person behind is the point of Jesus’ life, passion, death, and resurrection. He is prepared to die out of love for us. And that is reckless.
How do you love someone that much? Again, we see a glimpse of it in the Soldier who “lays down his life for a friend.” (I guess you can take the girl out of the Army (when her Soldier retires) but you can’t take the Army out of the girl, eh?)
From that quote from Jesus above, we realize that a life of service, sacrifice, and placing the mission and others before oneself are military concepts as they are Christian concepts. That’s because Jesus had a mission, just as Soldiers have a mission.
Jesus is a Warrior against evil and for each of us, for our everlasting life, not just our mortal life, as in the case of a Soldier. And running toward the sound of the guns, toward the crucifixion seems foolhardy and reckless if you don’t understand that depth of love for the other.
Here’s the link. Listen to this song and really listen to these amazing words.