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.

Praise the Lord for His Goodness!

God’s Goodness

See Psalm 107

Praise the Lord for His Goodness!
Behold, everything real is the creation of Love,
And Love is the Allness of good.

Praise the Lord for His Goodness!
Behold the unity that is in infinite Mind,
Unspeakable harmony and peace.

Praise the Lord for His Goodness!
Behold the compassion of the Christ-thought,
Revealing our eternal perfection.

Praise the Lord for His Goodness!
Behold the fulness of life in the I AM THAT I AM
The perfect proof of Life unchanging.

Praise the Lord for His Goodness!
Behold and see! Behold and see!
Behold! The Mind Expressed is ME!

Gratitude!

Gratitude

“SON”

Yes, mama/papa, I acknowledge my true spiritual heritage as of Thee.

“THOU ART EVER WITH ME”

Before time and for eternity, as Thy image, I am Thy present thought.

“AND ALL THAT I HAVE IS THINE.”

Your infinite substance is my tangible good and glorious perfection.
It is limitless. A cup that runneth over.
How blessed I am!

Thank you for everything!

 

Luke 15:31 Son
Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
Gen. 1:31 God (to 1st .)
God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.
©Ken Cooper 2017

Jairus’ Daughter

Jairus’ daughter

Matthew 9: 18-25

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 at once, and beseeching: “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!
She felt part of my family; it gave me fresh zeal,
For I’d seen for myself that this Jesus could 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? It simply beggars belief
That with her now dead we can find healing 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.
So they 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 as new!
And it made us think “How?!” For it’s true, really true!
He’d proved we’d all slept. So, don’t believe what flesh sees:
In the here-law of Life is the Truth that just frees.
Hold fast to this Truth; for Christ’s love will reveal
When truly awake we see only the real.

©Ken G Cooper 2017

What Could I Do?

I thought for years what could I do that I may glory God,
To do what ancient prophets did, that I their footsteps trod,
When God awoke my yearning heart, told me just to listen,
To drop all sense of self and sin, see what made Man glisten!

Those prophets were not special! No great gift had they to choose,
But simply opened up their hearts and said, “My life please use.
Not what I am, but what Thou Art , be seen to shine through me.”
What marked them all without a doubt was their humility.

Oh let me see! Thou art my life, and I can nothing do;
But be like those brave prophets were, a mouthpiece, God, for You.
Not what I choose, but what I hear, and then as Love obey,
I only act at Thy command, performing as You say.

John 5:30 (to 🙂
I can of mine own self do nothing: