When Love Came Down (December 16)

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Story Behind the Song

Written by Chris Eaton, the song “When Love Came Down” appeared on the 1999 Point of Grace album A Christmas Story.

Commentary & Analysis

The Bible tells us in 1 John 4:8 that

“God is love.”

When God came to earth in human form at Christmas, love did indeed come down. He came down to dwell amongst us. He came to lead a perfect life and eventually die on a cross for my sins, and your sins, and the sins of all who would accept Him. He paid the price. He made the sacrifice. He was the sacrifice by which we may be cleansed.

1 John 4:10 reminds us,

“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”

John 15:13 tells us,

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”

God is love, and Jesus Christ (born on Christmas day) is the expression of that perfect love. One final word from 1 John 4:11 which we all need to remember this Christmas:

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”

Questions for Further Reflection / Devotion

  1. What do think it means when the Bible says “God is love?”
  2. How has Jesus Christ expressed His love for you in your life?
  3. How are you showing love to other people?

Lyrics

*Chorus*
Close your eyes and share the dream
Let everyone on Earth believe
The Child was born the stars shown bright
When love came down at Christmas time
When love came down at Christmas time…

Christmas Eve 2 a.m. heavy snow is falling down
And the streets clothed in white echo songs
That were sung by candle light.

Oooo Oooo

We’re alive we can breathe but do we
Really care for this world in need?
There’s a choice we must make
Each and every day.

*Chorus*

So Merry Christmas everyone
And peace throughout the year
The time has come to celebrate
So let your voices fill the air.

Everyone watch and pray that the sun
Will shine on a brighter day
Join your hands lift them high for this gift of life.
When love came down at Christmas time
When love came sown at Christmas time..
When love came down at Christmas time..
When love came down at Christmas time..

*Chorus x2*

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