By Rev. It seems like every couple of years a new worship song reignites the debate over which songs are appropriate for congregational worship. While many of these disagreements are unavoidable and reflect clashing theological traditions, there is another force at work in the way songs are appropriated in the church. While one person finds the old English in a beloved hymn an important connection to the past, another is having trouble understanding the meaning and keeping up. That while we were yet sinners. The reckless love of God. Jesus submitted to the will of His Father having counted the cost.
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 ninety-nine I couldn't earn it And I don't deserve it Still you give yourself away. When I was your foe, still Your love fought for me You have been so, so good to me When I felt no worth You paid it all for me You have been so, so kind to me.
The song was ranked by Billboard as the biggest Christian song in ,  and the fourth biggest Christian song of the s. On January 5, , the radio version of "Reckless Love" by Asbury was also released by Bethel Music in digital format,  and set to impact Christian radio on February 16, Cory Asbury told the story behind the song whilst leading it in worship at the Heaven Come Conference , an event held by Bethel Music,   citing the Parable of the Lost Sheep in Luke 15 as a scriptural reference point saying:. When I used the phrase, 'the reckless love of God,' when we say it, we're not saying that God Himself is reckless, He's not crazy. We are, however, saying that the way He loves, is in many regards, quite so. But what I mean is this: He's utterly unconcerned with the consequences of His own actions with regard to His own safety, comfort and well-being. He doesn't wonder what He'll gain or lose by putting Himself on the line, He simply puts Himself out there on the off-chance that you and I might look back at Him and give Him that love in return. His love leaves the ninety nine to find the one every time and to many practical adults that's a foolish concept. Well, what if He loses the ninety nine in finding the one, right?