Good morning, peeps!
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” – 1 Corinthians 2:9 KJV
“Oh it chases me down – fights til I’m found – leaves the ninety-nine” – from the song “Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury
Today’s word of encouragement is brought to you in loving memory of Chocolate Pupcake, my friends’ (The Walters) sweet four-legged family member who was killed earlier this year when she was hit by a car. As this song played in my head this morning, I thought of Choco. Never met her, don’t know if she would’ve bit me or pee’d on my shoe. What I DO know is that Robin and her family loved her with a reckless love. Like, seriously crazy about her. Just by listening to Robin talk about her, I could tell. And that right there would’ve made me love her, too.
After being let outside to play one evening, she ran off. This was something she’d done before so they weren’t alarmed and she always came back. When she didn’t, they rallied the troops and searched for her. I’m sure they didn’t have to rally too hard: their friends and neighbors were more than happy to help for this was in the scope of their love. Now read the scripture. We tend to base what we think God will do for us – how far He will go to find us, the number of times He’ll put us back together – on what our limited minds can think, on what we perceive, on what we’ve been told that has planted itself in our hearts. Listen to me: God ain’t us. What we call reckless love is not even in the same league as His recklessness. And I’m not talkin’ comparing apples to oranges. Stack that apple up against Orion’s Belt. Yeah.
I have tried to wrap my mind around God’s ways and I cannot. I just can’t. Check it: I had the most amazing dream this morning about His angels protecting and providing for me and my family and STILL, I know that dream was limited by my ability to comprehend. Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God! I pray that you let this just wash over you this morning as you look around at your babies or assess what you’ve got ahead of you today. Love ya. Have a great day.