Recently I was listening to an old song by Rich Mullins called The Love of God.  This poem captures the poetic beauty of what it means to be part of and caught up in the reckless raging fury that they call the love of God.  In so many ways we minimize or devalue the power of God’s love.  The reality is that God loves us without abandon.  God is wasteful, reckless, holding nothing back in pouring out God’s love into our lives.  This love has the power to tear down unholy places and practices as well as build up centers/bastions of care, healing, and justice.  It is not a simple thing.  The love of God is a transformative power that this world cannot hold down.


Rich Mullins – The Love of God


There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
I cannot find in my own
And He keeps His fire burning
To melt this heart of stone
Keeps me aching with a yearning
Keeps me glad to have been caught
In the reckless raging fury
That they call the love of God
Now I’ve seen no band of angels
But I’ve heard the soldiers’ songs
Love hangs over them like a banner
Love within them leads them on
To the battle on the journey
And it’s never gonna stop
Ever widening their mercies
And the fury of His love
Oh the love of God
And oh, the love of God
The love of God
Joy and sorrow are this ocean
And in their every ebb and flow
Now the Lord a door has opened
That all Hell could never close
Here I’m tested and made worthy
Tossed about but lifted up
In the reckless raging fury
That they call the love of God


You can listen this song on YouTube, Apple music, Spotify, or Amazon music.



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