There are many events in all of our lives where the event itself predicts something immense, something bigger than we’ve ever thought possible. These events, these mountains, and valleys create contemplation, which can turn into anticipation of something we’ve always known but might not have been able to touch, articulate, and fully live out. 

Some postulate it’s internal, but some believe it actually started externally and was birthed before we were we, before time itself. Over time it becomes something ‘just out there’ seemingly so close, yet far away. The contemplation turning into anticipation, blossoms into conviction. 

What is it?

Reckless Love…

Transitions are difficult for us here, and it’s taken some time to get settled into our new place. It’s quiet, down a dirt road, secluded, and a place where we can recover from the hectic hell of making life that we all seem to be drawn to. This morning, as the gravel was crunching, twisting, and moving under my feet during the morning walk, the words “reckless love” kept moving, circling, and growing in my thoughts. The chill of the autumn air, and the smells of Fall leaves all created the right recipe for these words to come home and land in the bowels of my heart. 

Reckless Love…

We can all relate but a time in our lives comes when we step to the precipice of a decision about someone in our lives. Do we jump and risk the unfathomable depths of our hearts or do we hold the guardrails?

It’s reckless and…it happens instantaneously. 

I got to help deliver both of my children. When Haven was born I took one look into those eyes and I jumped. It wasn’t even a thought. I disconnected all of the safety straps in my heart and I leapt off the cliff. There was no going back, and even through the horrible events to come I never regretted nor wished I had never jumped.

When Cayden was born it was the same. I had been hurt, beaten up, and abused in life, yet when his tiny, pink, warm little body was put into my arms I jumped again. With tears streaming down my facing, knowing the possibilities of how this could end, I still jumped.

When I look into the warm, open eyes and heart of my wife…I jump, I jump, and I will keep jumping.

Reckless love…

I believe this ‘recklessness’ is a gift, it’s a seed planted by a God who will do anything to make a way for us, to give us a place back with Him. He is the author and completer of reckless love and it, my friends, will never, ever fail. 

When the aches, pains, potholes, and turmoils of life roll over you, as they do for all of us, hear the words from the Almighty. 

Zephaniah 3:17, “The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.

It’s built into our DNA, to our very being that when we meet that person, hold that child, whatever it is you are destined for, the strings up your heart vibrate…

And you jump. 

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 99

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”

Peace to you this week.

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