The Bible

Ringing through this collections of poems is a great love for the Holy Bible, and a simple theme, that if the Bible is to have any meaning it has to be relevant to our present lives. There are many poems that take the reader to the heart of a Bible story, challenging one to consider the reality of what actually happened, – did Moses see a burning bush that was not consumed, were five thousand really fed from just five loaves and two fishes, was a violent tempest stilled? Were sin, disease and death really overcome? And interwoven with these Biblical accounts in verse or prose are other poems that show a searching out of thought and realisation that can be summarised in the simple knowledge that God is Love.

The earnest expectation is that for any reader any one of these poems may find for them an angel thought that brings comfort and healing, and whispers of God’s love. The lightest touch is all it takes for the gentle kiss of inspiration to overcome the direst circumstance and leave healing, peace and reconciliation.

He Leaped And Walked

A cripple from birth that’s all I am
A poor example of what is man.
I’ve never walked, not ever been whole,
To get to know God my constant goal.
How is it dear friend when life is so scarred,
That seeking the good just seems very hard?

I’m sat where I sit most of the time;
My search for God a mountain to climb.
A crowd develops, – what’s going on?
A man is speaking, to his words they are drawn.
I hear him now, his love reaches out:
He speaks of God with no sense of doubt!

I listen with awe, his words so true,
My heart is ablaze with knowledge new!
He looks at me, his look is divine,
His oneness with God now also mine.
With clarity pure our thoughts both meet.
His voice is loud: “Stand up on thy feet”.

I hear his command as if Truth now revealed
Is saying quite simply, dear man you are healed!
All thoughts of the past are entirely gone,
I recognise now that I too am God’s son!
I leap high in the air, for I have been healed!
I just heard the Truth. I just had to yield!

Acts 14:8-10

Ken G Cooper ©2017

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