Grace is a powerful, dangerous, freeing force.
Pastor Tullian Tchividjian
[Aslan?] He’ll be coming and going” he had said. “One day you’ll see him and another you won’t. He doesn’t like being tied down –and of course he has other countries to attend to. It’s quite all right. He’ll often drop in. Only you mustn’t press him. He’s wild, you know. Not like a tame lion.
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
God doesn’t fit into our perceptions of who He is.
Shockingly so, to some of us….myself included at times.
One of my favorite characteristics of God is how He can come and go at will, being in many places at the same time. Ever present in the spiritual sense, yet physically shows up in response to a cry or a prayer.
I like to think of God as being a bit wild. Not wild like an embarrassing life of the party wild…but the refused to be boxed in freedom to move as He pleases kind of wild.
In the wild, where you are in the moment is it. You don’t find animals slumping around coz last year wasn’t a good year, they are focused on the day, the moment at hand. For them its a matter of survival, for God its a matter of character. He always has been, and as such is beyond our linear way of thinking & living.
Every single aspect of creation on earth was perfectly made for the humanity it sustains. The spin of its axis, the closeness to the sun, the amount of minerals in the earth, the air in the atmosphere, the water system… all of earth in its wildness reflects its wildly amazing Creator.
When He loves, He is also all in, invested and intimately involved.
Wild with love, God planned the whole of history to reveal His love through every generation…. through the prophets, the deliverers, the judges, the rabbis, the teachers, the apostles, the evangelists, the preachers… but especially through Jesus & the Word.
The Written Word, and the Word made Flesh. Both living and breathing God.
God whose grace was so wild, He died for all people, regardless of whether they ever say thank you for that extravagant gift.
A bit wild a concept, isn’t it?
As I take a step back, I am overcome with the wildness I can glimpse in God. How being free to be yourself can lead you to wildly abandon yourself in the pursuit your passions.
In God’s case, we are the passion He pursues. The ones He wants to set free with a wild freedom we don’t deserve, but deep down all long for. Why?
He is wild about you.
Do you know that, really deep down? He is wildly crazy adoringly waiting to show you that love.
I caught a glimpse of that wild passion for me during worship recently, and it has released a passionate response from deep within me. I have been charged from encountering God’s wild love for me.
I want to be wild for You too, God.
Head over heels in love.
I want to share that passion with those who need to meet You, to be wildly loved.