Mercy Came Down

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Mercy came down from Heaven above.

The baby Jesus, sinful humanity’s gift of extravagant love.

Grace for you; grace for me.

Give us eyes, Father, Your amazing love to see.

Grant us that this day, we would ask for Your help along life’s way.

There are times that the hurtful things people say,

cause us to feel we aren’t okay.

We can think we are much less than we are.

But as Your one and only Son came down in human form,

we were given a gift beyond compare.

We were promised and this still is true,

that love abounds in hate,

that in all the dark things people say,

there is Christ’s light to guide us each day.

Don’t think that your faith is weak because you need to cry.

Tears are the medicine that our souls need

when the hurt, the terrible harm to us, that people who don’t think do, and those with

malice in their hearts, has us wondering where, Father, in all of it, we can find You.

Remember, David, as he cried out to God when

fleeing from King Saul’s army,

because the king went into a jealous rage for David gaining more honor than him

when David won victory over the Philistines.

Returning from the battle women danced as they sang:

“Saul has slain his thousands,

and David his tens of thousands” (I Samuel 18:7, NIV).

David, an army chief who became one because of killing Goliath in his youth,

was now running for his life.

When David hid in a cave,

when the tears came, God showed him how in His love,

David could abide.

Tears full of sorrow soaked his pillow as he slept

It was here in this gloomy state of sadness he wept.

Terror must have filled his heart, each waking moment wondering is this the day

I will be killed?

It was when he was at his lowest,

that God came and met David where he was at.

When David poured out his heart to our Father,

as he couldn’t sleep, God didn’t leave him without help.

Our Father brought him comfort.

He brought David peace.

He told David tears are for the soul’s release;

they refresh;

they revive;

they restore.

Father, this would be my prayer for everyone out there.

In every weight,

In every care, they would find You loving them there.

They would cry out to You and be honest about their suffering,

because You know our thoughts,

our most anxious thoughts, like You did with David.

You know us when we get up as much as when

the day is over, and we go to sleep.

With all our faults, You still love us.


You hear us when we have no words we can pray,

You listen to our speaking silence when we don’t know what to say.

You never stop loving us even when we get angry at You.

Remember that prayer many of us made as children.

“I pray the Lord my soul to keep.”

Nothing is lost when it’s in God’s tender loving care,

not even the night as we sleep.

As you close your eyes, you can turn your thoughts to our Father.

You can ask Him to turn off the spinning wheels of your mind,

remove the lists from your thinking, the stinging things,

the cutting, grating, irritating, cruel, and thoughtless words of others.

Father, grant us the grace of forgetfulness as we close out the day.

Remove the sting of the awful things people say.

Please don’t allow it to ruin our night and spoil our day.

Every time when you look up into the sky,

take a moment to say a prayer that mercy came down in the form of the Christ child.

Love poured out and running over for you, for me.

Grace that grants sin’s captive liberty

Grace that loved you enough to die

Grace that will never pass you by

Grace that was with David as he did cry,

“Create in me a pure heart, O God,

and renew a steadfast spirit within me” ( Psalm 51:10, NIV).

When David repented of his sin,

he experienced the peace of God within.

In all the insanity of this world, the hate, the cruelty, the injustice,

we have a present we can open whenever we want.

God’s love is there in every circumstance,

in every crisis,

in every struggle.

in every heartache.

Grace for you;

grace for me;

grace that sets sin’s captive free;

grace from now into eternity.

Dr. Kevin James Osborne Psy D., D.Sc., D.D., is the Vice-President of Institutional and Mission Development for St. James the Elder University. He is a chaplain with Holy Catholic Church International. Dr. Kevin Osborne feels God is leading him to study more about theology, music, writing, and counseling. Dr. Karen Osborne D.Sc. in Psychology is a counselor and a writer. Our mission field is wherever God puts us for His glory. Below, is our counseling website. If you feel we can help you, we are only a phone call away at 1-705-316-0725. You can reach us also by emailing us at or

Below, is the link to our counseling website.

About Dr. Kevin Osborne B.A., B.Th., M.A., M.Div., Psy.D. Ph.D. and Th.D. Candidate

I enjoy spending time with people just having a coffee or talking about life, philosophy, religion, politics or sharing a favorite joke or story. We learn from one another as we interact and share our joys, challenges and even our times of sadness. I enjoy reading, writing, singing and sharing in the blessing of community whether that is one on one or in groups. I'm married and am powned by two kitties named Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot and Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine of Englehart. Two years ago I completed my Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) through St. James the Elder University. On Sept. 26th 2020, I graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Canadian Christian Theological Seminary. These journeys were started over 20 years ago. In 1997 I received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Canada Christian College & Graduate School. Between working and studying it took 13 years to finish it. Let us pray for and reach out to each other with kindness, love and an embracing compassion. We can working together be servants with two open hands to those in need so that hate, indifference and inequality would lose and love will win. The peace and abounding joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

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