Cory Asbury is a singer/songwriter and worship pastor who lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He has been part of the music group Bethel Music Collective since May 2015. His song "Reckless Love" is the title track to his solo album which was released in January 2018. Reckless Love is a praise and worship song that does an incredible job of combining worship and contemporary Christian and peaked at number 53 on the Billboard Christian charts. In the song when Asbury uses the term Reckless Love, he doesn't mean that God is reckless. In a Facebook post, Cory stated this "When I use the phrase, "the reckless love of God," I'm not saying that God Himself is reckless. I am, however, saying that the way He loves, is in many regards, quite so." and also stated the following "His love bankrupted heaven for you. His love doesn't consider Himself first. His love isn't selfish or self-serving. He doesn't wonder what He'll gain or lose by putting Himself out there. He simply gives Himself away on the off- chance that one of us might look back at Him and offer ourselves in return." Throughout the whole song, saying this phrase and others, he is saying that God's love is something unexplainable. It's a love that only exists with God. Asbury talks about God's love being never-ending and amazing. There is a part of the song that says "oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found, leaves the ninety-nine." At first, I didn't understand this part of the song because I was just listening to it. Then, I looked at the words and looked at what he meant by it. It's actually a reference to the bible and the parable of the lost sheep. In the parable, the shepherd left the 99 sheep alone because he needed to find the lost one. It's the same way as us. This song is an incredible song and I would definitely recommend taking a listen!
Student studying Public Relations and Social Media as well as acting as much as possible with hopes to work at a Christian media company when graduated.