Look On Us

Look on us

“And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said “Look on us.”

Not the look of worthless pity gave they,
That makes more miserable a man already Satan-bound;
Nor of contempt, the “I am better than thou”, –
The hurried steps to leave alone as found.
NO! Here an active deed of unselfed love.
Peter saw him, and spiritually discerned with surest gaze
The perfect man, whole, complete, a fellow child of God.

“Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee:
In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk”

And he saw too, lifted up by Peter’s knowing praise
To see himself as whole indeed, no longer to live
Upon the alms of man, but in the freedom of the Lord!

“And he leaping up stood, and walked….
Walking and leaping and praising God.”

So too for us; may we so leap to see:
To walk with God, is Love’s reality.

Elijah and the Still Small Voice

Elijah and the still small voice

My life in danger, to this cave I have fled:
My God has provided and given me bread;
For foes seek my life to take it away,
So, scared to go out, and affrightened, I stay.

“What doest thou here, Elijah?” rings in thought
“Is this hiding what service to God has now brought?”
But the enemy’s strong, too strong for just me:
“Go forth and stand forward: My message you’ll see!”

A great and strong wind gusts with power and might;
It blows down huge rocks from their mountainous height.
They crash to the ground, and their impact is clear,
But deep down I know that the Lord is not there.

An earthquake shatters the rocks all around
And chasms appear in the trembling ground.
The power is awesome as I stand and stare,
But the message remains: the Lord is not there.

A fire bursts forth, and with flame the land lit:
The landscape burns bright, and rocks blister and split.
There seems no escape from this heat everywhere,
But once more this knowledge: the Lord is not there.

A strange calm replaces the forces that raged:
An infinite stillness that time never aged.
My fears fall away, for a voice sure yet small
Says clearly within me. “Fear not. God is All”.

Let quietness and stillness be my assured choice,
For only in listening can I hear God’s voice:
No matter what challenge attacks, gives alarm,
I know now so clearly, with God, there’s no harm.

God says: “I am Soul, omnipotent All,
I hold you secure: and you never can fall.
The tender touch of My infinite power
Is always besides you. I’m with you each hour.”

And just like both Moses and Joseph before,
God now directs me that I do that much more.
His radiant glory enlightens my way,
I must now go forward. I cannot just stay.

Oh, show me dear Father this way I must go,
To share with Thy children the Love all must know, –
For it’s only through Love we can express Soul:
To understand Life, is to fulfill Life’s role.

“My soul shall be joyful in my God” Isaiah 61:10
“The very circumstance, which your suffering sense deems wrathful and afflictive, Love can make an angel entertained unawares” S&H 574:27-30

I Dreamed a Dream

I dreamed a dream

The readiness of Joseph, something to sing about…..

“I dreamed this dream, magicians bold,
Do tell me what it meant?”
And out of all the wisest men,
There was no answer sent.

Now Joseph never lost his faith,
The Lord stayed by him true;
Two years unjustly imprisoned,-
No bitterness he knew.

When the need for Joseph came,
Mentally he was ready.
Oh, what a lesson for mankind!
His spirit had kept steady.

At last he came out of prison,
Was shaved and clothed afresh.
He knew that God was his Father:
They saw him as just flesh.

“I dreamed a dream O mortal man
And I wondered what it means?
There is no one here can help me,
Can you interpret dreams?”

And there he stood before Pharoah,
Did he feel strange or odd?
His reply came straight from the heart:
“My standing is of God.”

And with the Spirit Joseph spoke;
The dream it was revealed:
For with God’s wisdom all was clear,
And harmony was sealed.

Oh Holy Spirit wash me through,
True humbleness please find:
In patient trust, when I let go,
I see unfolding Mind.

Oh Let me learn from Joseph’s love,
With understanding true,
To be awake is not to dream,
It is to be with You.

Love is Everything

Love is everything

 

“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself”. Matt 22:39

O Lord my God let love for Thee
Take over all my being,
Let recognition of true self
Just flood through all I’m seeing.

In gratitude for God’s great Love
I find my life in You.
And thus I find Your Love o’erflows,
In everything I do.

©2017 Ken G Cooper Taken from my book “Unlock Potential – With Love”.

In God’s dear Love where we belong,
Her Love is gentle, His Love strong.
It does not matter where we are –
Whether here or very far,
Boundless Mind protects us all;
For wisdom covers every call.
Listen, feel, Love’s infinite touch:
God loves us all, so very much.

When we love, we find Love……….when we find Love, we love more…………

 

Walk In Freedom, In Thy Truth

Freedom In The Truth

WALK IN FREEDOM, IN THY TRUTH

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8: 32

The promise of our Master was really very clear,
Its message was to all men, to follow without fear.
He said “If ye continue”, – and that means every day,
To be his true disciple, his word you must obey.
What is this truth that we shall know and which maketh free?
It is this fact: God made man, – that He made you, made me!
Now God is Truth, is infinite, that can never change:
Reading through the Bible, we see error as all strange!
With eternal Principle, the Truth remains the same,
Man is God’s creation in both nature and in name.
Jesus healed his thousands, and he never made them wait,
No need for convalescence, – health is our present state!
God’s work was always finished, we can expect no less,
It is merely false belief that sees our world a mess!
Walk with the Truth! Don’t be tempted asking “How?”
For there is no problem, when perfection is right now!
Jesus meant just what he said, for truth it maketh free:
Perfection is the standard; pure freedom all can see!

 

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:31,32

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect” Matthew 5:48

Jairus’ Daughter (updated)

Jairus’ daughter 2018

Matthew 10:18-25, Mark 22-43, Luke 8:41-55.

My daughter lies sick, she is moaning and crying
And I dread the worst, for it looks like she’s dying.
I am one of the rulers of synagogues here,
But in this I am helpless, my thoughts ruled with fear.
My prayers now seem hollow, for can this be God’s will?
I kneel for His guidance, how I need to be still!
My great love for my girl makes me both weak and strong,
What more help can I seek? she has not got long.

I hear from a friend the prophet Jesus can heal,
He speaks of new life, God’s kingdom as real.
I feel deep within me he could heal her, but how?
My heart leaps with last hope, I must find him right now.
I make urgent enquiries, – he’s here, by the sea!
I find him quite quickly, and beseech : “I pray thee!
My little daughter lieth at the point of death,
Please come and heal her before she breathes her last breath!”

I need him to come with me, his word will not do;
My wife needs to meet with him, to understand too.
He responds to my need, turns with love to my home.
We must now go quickly, can’t he see there’s no time!
But someone has touched him, – my heart misses a beat,
For he stands and looks round at the crowd in the street!
“Who touched my clothes?” he asks with a gentle request.
(But my daughter is dying! – I feel great unrest).

A woman comes forth, kneeling and trembling with doubt,
What she’d hoped could be quiet we’ve now all found out!
Jesus spoke to her kindly, as God’s daughter true,
Her faith made her whole, she was free, become new.
For twelve years she’d been sick, – twelve years weary and worn,
The same number of years since my daughter was born!
But weren’t both God’s dear daughters? This gave me fresh zeal,
For I’d just glimpsed for myself God’s love could sure heal.

We’re about to move on, and I’d taken the lead,
When friends come from my household: “Thy daughter is dead!
Why trouble the master any further” they say.
And Jesus replies, “Be not afraid! Only pray.”
But what can he do? This simply beggars belief
That with her now dead we could find peace and relief!
We approach to my house, and the mourners wax loud,
My dear daughter already to them in her shroud.

Once more Jesus speaks, saying she is but asleep.
They so laugh him to scorn, calling him a mad creep!
Their thought is not helpful, and he casts them all out,
Which makes them scoff more and more stubbornly shout.
But he takes Peter, James, John, both me and my wife,-
We quietly enter, feel the presence of Life.
I think of that woman restored after so long,
But raising the dead? Are my doubts yet so strong?

Jesus said to believe, and goes up to her bed:
“Maid, arise.” And she gets up, yes, she that was dead!
We’re both just astonished, for our daughter’s now whole!
All fear has quite gone! We glimpse Spirit, see Soul!
We’d all been asleep! Oh, don’t believe what flesh sees:
In the presence of Life he’s proved Truth is what frees.
Hold fast then to Truth; for Christ’s love will reveal
The beauty of life is forever and real.

©Ken G Cooper 2018

NEW YEAR 2018: Go On In!

New Year 2018. Go On In!

My life it seemed hemmed in, with walls on every side,
Whichever way I looked, however hard I tried,
What would be my future, could I be set free?
These walls were like a tomb, this not a place to be!

I prayed my heart to God, to show me what to do,
And heard His message clear, “My Love is great for you,
Behold right now, and know, no matter what’s been done,
I am your Father-Mother, and love you as My son.

By My very nature, my arms are always wide,
My door is always open, from Love one cannot hide”.
I listened and obeyed. One step to Him I trod,
My true home found at last. My life at one with God.

That one step took trust, -and I had to hold God’s hand, –
She showed me all Her kingdom, I saw the Promised Land!
God’s Love was there, ’twas all around, freedom it was won.
I felt and knew a truth divine: I stood as God’s own son!

No matter where you are, just one stride lets you in.
Her Love is always there, and takes away all sin.
God can never shutter His constant love for man,
His door is always open. Walk right through now! You can!

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Never Go Back

Never Go Back

NEVER GO BACK

Where’ve you been?

New Jerusalem

What was it like?

Incredible!
I was struck by the splendor of all that I saw,
Like a bride newly adorned, so radiant, pure.
And a great voice warm-welcomed all those that came in,
Saying God was our guide, let your tour now begin.
And wherever we went we had God by our side,
Before we had need, somehow, He did provide.
That Love seemed so natural, all loving and glad.
There was plainly never room for anything bad!
For the simple truth was, God had sovereign control.
And what we all felt was the full glory of Soul!
Omnipotent wisdom took perfect care of us all.
From that state of perfection one never could fall.
Oh could you but see the cosmic difference it made!
And the wonderful thing is that feeling has stayed.
For I recognise now that God’s kingdom IS come;
And the Comforter, Truth, has been here all along!
This is something that you may well find very odd:
I will never go back to the kingdom of God!

How do you mean you will never go back?

I never left!
God cannot be All and not be in this place,
Wherever I turn we still meet face to face,
The kingdom of God is within you and me,
You never go back once the Truth makes you free.

 

“And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:2-4

“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;” John 14:16

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. ” John 8:32

“In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian Science.” SH 107:1-3

“The term Science, properly understood, refers only to the laws of God and to His government of the universe, inclusive of man.” SH 128:4-6

©Ken Cooper 2017

Peace and Refuge

Peace and refuge

Peace!

Peace.

In calm trust let Love’s light welcome in, revealing no darkness.

The stirrings of false sense are stilled.
All sinful thoughts are silenced, and are no more.

For fear and sin dissolve, faced with Omnipotence,
Pain washes away, in the salve of Pure Harmony.
Belief is destroyed by God’s All-Truth.

Enfolded in the softness and strength of your Father-Mother,
Find yourself re-borne in His tender arms,
Conscious only of Her perfect Love, the infinity of “I AM THAT I AM”.

See God’s Love as the whole of your thought:
God’s Love as the very depth and activity of your being.

And that Love will reflect in your love for God, for yourself, for your neighbour.

And do you then find peace and rest?

Oh Yes! The infinite peace and refuge of God are all ours.