Wild, Reckless Love
Take a moment to refresh, refocus, and refine your faith.
Holy Father, in a society where we are conditioned to believe personal value is earned through appearance, performance, and perfection, it can be a struggle grasping the radicalness of your love. How can your perception of me not depend on what I do or don’t do? And yet, before I was born and later when I was at my absolute worst, you lavished your mercy and grace on me. You deemed me worthy of the ultimate sacrifice and conquered death so that we could spend eternity together. What a wild, reckless love that is. Though I can’t fully comprehend it, don’t let me take your love for granted, Lord. Multiply it within me that I would spill over with passion for you and compassion for others. Amen.
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.