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…………
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 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
Thy Will Be Done 2018
Help me Lord to hear Thy will,
To be at peace, to be quite still,
To listen quietly for Thy voice,
To know there is no need for choice:
For everything is in Thy hand
And I am happy there to stand.
Teach me Lord to do Thy will,
In steadfast ways to work until
The job is done: make me take heed –
To be obedient’s all I need.
For everything is in Thy hand
And I am happy there to stand.
Thy will be done. I see at last
There is no future, there’s no past:
The present fills infinity,
I stand with God, at one with Thee!
Salvation’s Life, Truth, Love You bring!
I am so happy – here! Oh sing!
Prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts, if I will not open you the windows of
heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Malachi 3:10 prove
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Enable us to know, as in heaven, so on earth, God is
omnipotent, supreme S&H 17:1-3
SALVATION. Life, Truth, and Love understood and
demonstrated as supreme over all: sin, sickness, and
death destroyed. S&H 593:20
Science and Health with key to the Scriptures. Mary Baker Eddy .
©Ken Cooper 2018
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!
Image used from http://insertmedia.office.microsoft.com