The Story Behind Cory Asbury’s Hit Song About The Reckless Love Of God Is Becoming A Movie

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The story behind Reckless Love, a powerful song by Cory Asbury, is coming to theaters as a movie. And when you hear what it's about–you may be counting down the days until its release!

Imagine a love so reckless, it chases you down and fights for you no matter what. God’s love is reckless in that He counts the cost of His love and pursues us anyway.

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Well, friends, this is the love story written to us in the form of the Bible which then became a worship song Reckless Love and now it is a much-anticipated movie thanks to DeVon Franklin. The film is based on the story behind Cory Asbury's song about the reckless love of God.

Moviegoers and fans alike of Cory Asbury cannot wait for this film to hit the box office. Wondering about the “Reckless Love” movie plot? The movie is based on a true love story about a young man who finds God in the midst of his struggles.

The Story Behind Reckless Love

In addition to being about his wife, Cory said the story behind Reckless Love is based on the life-long struggle of his relationship with his dad and ultimately with God.

Our Heavenly Father is loving and perfect. Sadly, though, issues with our earthly fathers can often complicate our understanding of our Heavenly Father.

“I know so many people, myself included, who grew up with a dad who wasn't perfect, to put it lightly,” Cory explained. “And because my dad wasn't perfect, I viewed God through the lens of my own dad. And I felt many times that God was angry or upset or disappointed in me. I felt I was always letting Him down.”

The unconditional, reckless love of God is hard for us to comprehend. Because even the greatest love on earth pales in comparison.

It wasn’t until Cory Asbury had his own son that he began to realize just how deep and limitless our Father’s love for us is.

“He adores us the way that I adore this little boy,” Cory said.

After the song Reckless Love became a blockbuster hit, Cory turned down a lot of opportunities that came with the song. This included his initial thoughts when DeVon Franklin, the producer of movies such as, ‘I Can Only Imagine,' ‘Miracles From Heaven,' and ‘Breakthrough' called him about making the song a film.

“When DeVon called me in the summer of 2018 to discuss the possibility of making a Reckless Love movie, I had every intention of telling him, ‘Thanks, but no thanks,'” Cory wrote. “If you know me, you know how highly I value authenticity & realness, so taking advantage of the success of a song God had freely given me felt a bit exploitative.”

From Worship Song To Faith-Based Movie

But then DeVon asked him a question that struck a chord in Cory's heart.

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"Cory, what if this film is bigger than you & your story? What if it brings healing to your dad & dads all across the world?" Cory then said, "I flew to North Carolina the next day to ask my dad's permission, & we wept together. It was the first step toward healing our relationship. Needless to say, I was listening to what God might want to do through the whole thing."

The movie’s release date has not yet been disclosed. But the story behind Reckless Love will certainly be a project to watch and wait eagerly for its release date. This film will no doubt bring inspiration, healing, and a deeper depth of understanding of God's reckless pursuit for each of us.

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"What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one wanders away from the rest, won't he leave the ninety-nine on the hill-side and set out to look for the one who has wandered away? Yes, and if he should chance to find it I assure you he is more delighted over that one than he is over the ninety-nine who never wandered away. You can understand then that it is never the will of your Father in Heaven that a single one of these little ones should be lost." Matthew 18:12

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