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.

Metaphysical

These are poems that dwell more directly with metaphysical themes, not necessarily Bible based, but all searching and reaching for an understanding of the beauty of Life, Love, Spirit and Truth, scriptural names for God.

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

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