Love Came Down – Ben Cantelon
When I call on Your name You answer
When I fall You are there by my side
You delivered me out of darkness
Now I stand in the hope of new life
By grace I’m free
You’ve rescued me
All I am is Yours
I’ve found a love greater than life itself
I’ve found a hope stronger and nothing compares
I once was lost now I’m alive in You
You’re my God and my firm foundation
It is You whom I’ll trust at all times
I give glory and praise, adoration
To my Saviour who’s seated on high
Love came down and rescued me
I thank You, I thank You
I once was blind but now I see
I see You, I see You
Okay we all have songs that bring a great sense of nostalgia, this is one of them for me. I first heard this on camp as part of a youth group in the mid 2000s and just felt the message resonate with my soul. It has always been a song that has held a special place in my heart, and I suspect it always will.
This song is simply, a song about Jesus and all that he has done for us. Here we see the gospel laid out for us in a new way; grace, hope, love and life.
The first line of the song, as Ben Cantelon often does, doesn’t waste any time. In it we see a God who is there, present with us in troubles and hard times, but is also there when we make mistakes. This is a God who has rescued us, but doesn’t leave us to our own devices, doesn’t stand with a big stick waiting for us to go wrong. Instead this is a God who loves us, who blesses us, who is with us, who forgives us.
The chorus, for me, is exceptional. This love offered freely to us, is worth more than life itself. It’s such a creative way to remind ourselves that we give everything for him. I’m reminded of Paul’s words in Philippians 1; To live is Christ, to die is gain.
And in this love we find hope, we find true life. No longer are we lost in darkness, no longer are we slaves to sin; but instead we are freed by him and for him. And we see this in the pre-chorus as well as the bridge.
Jesus comes to rescue us. And the truth of our lives and this song is he comes again and again. He doesn’t stop rescuing us. We know that no hole is too deep or dark for him and his light, today I’m also reminded that no problem is too small or shallow for him either. As I help Jonathan with his new train set, I’m happy when I’m pulling out the train box, building the track and putting together the train, but I’m also happy to put the carriage back on the track when it falls off again and again.
I keep finding Jesus doing the same with me, my prayer is that it’s also the same for you.
Much love my friends, hope you like the song!