The song “Reckless Love” is a current favorite at the Bradley house. My six-year-old requests it all the time so we’ve downloaded pretty much every version out there. There aren’t many things sweeter than glancing in the rearview mirror to see him singing at the top of his lungs, eyes closed, head moving empathically to the rhythm.
I asked him the other day why he liked that song so much. He said, “I don’t know. I just really like that part where he says ‘there’s no shadow you won’t light up, mountain you won’t climb up, coming after me.’” I then took the opportunity to explain to all four of my kids what those lyrics meant (since they were trapped in car seats and didn’t have a choice anyway).
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[p] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39
I told them how there is nothing… NOTHING that would stop Jesus from loving them and wanting to be their friend forever. What an incredible privilege we have as parents to share this truth with our children. And even as adults, we need to be reminded that there is no length Jesus won’t go to in order to pursue a relationship with us.
I’m so excited for the opportunity to sing this song with my church family on Sunday. And I know one little boy who’s going to miss a few minutes of All-Stars so he can sing with us too.