I heard a song this week I’ve never heard before. As you know, I enjoy Christian music of all kinds, from recent song to the old hymns.
The song I’m blogging about today is titled “I’ve Got Saved,” and it appears the song first came on the public scene in 2017.
If you’re like me and have not heard this song before, you’re in for a powerful experience.
Here we go!
- Church choir sings the song
I was sitting in the pew where I normally sit for Sunday morning worship. I confess my mind was focused on temporal things. However, God got my attention as soon as the choir started to sing.
If you scroll to the 20:27 mark of the video below, you can hear the exact performance I heard last Sunday morning:
- Selah makes the song known
I first heard the Christian group Selah around 2002 when I was living in Mississippi. I love their music, and they were the first group I ever heard sing Wonderful, Merciful Savior, which is an awesome song.
Todd Smith of Selah shared the story of how they first heard the song, which is a great story. Read it here.
Here’s Selah’s performance of the song:
- ‘I’m undone’
I love how the Gospel is shared through this song. The chorus gives a great narrative how “I’m undone,” which also means I fall short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23).
We are undone by the mercy of Jesus. We are undone by the goodness of the Lord.
- ‘I’m restored’
Even though we are undone, falling short, failing in our own efforts, it does not have to end there. We can be restored! Two of my favorite words are “reconciled” and “restored.”
“For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, then how much more, having been reconciled, will we be saved by His life. And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received this reconciliation” (Rom. 5:10-11).
I am restored and made right. How? Because God got a hold of my life!
- ‘The love of God won’t let me stay the same’
“Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, so that you obey its desires. And do not offer any parts of it to sin as weapons for unrighteousness. But as those who are alive from the dead, offer yourselves to God, and all the parts of yourselves to God as weapons for righteousness. For sin will not rule over you, because you are not under the law but under grace” (Rom. 6:12-14).
I love the bridge of the song “I Got Saved.” Just as the passage in Romans 6 claims when we surrender to Christ, sin no longer rules in our lives. We are new creations (2 Cor. 4:17). No one can come to Christ and remain as they are.
God’s love pardons us, changes us and makes us stronger!
- ‘How could I want more?’
The song ends with a rhetorical question. We have Jesus. He is enough. Why should we want anything else?
I would love your thoughts about this song. Or if there’s something you don’t understand about the song or anything I wrote, or want to know more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, please send a response or email me at email@example.com. I’m happy to talk further with you.