Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Power is of God and there's nothing more!

By Ken C. Cooper


THOU ART LOOSED FROM THINE INFIRMITY         
Luke 13:11-13


Eighteen long years, each that much worse than the last,
I’m bowed down to the ground, in sickness held fast.
I crave to be healed but have nowhere to go.
Whatever I do is both painful and slow.
I believed in God, but the years took their toll,
He’s left me to suffer; He’s leaving me ill.
Each hour, each minute, there is no hope to give.
I keep asking myself, “Just why should I live?”

Deep in my consciousness I feel someone call
A nudging awareness that this wasn’t all.
A spiritual sensation floods my being,
A Love so pure it is quite beyond seeing.
I turn my head sideways and see this dear man
He calls me towards him; I think that I can.
I see only Love and forget about me.
“Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.”

His hands reach out and pure love touches my soul, -
I’m standing beside him, both upright and whole!
The suffering past has all dropped from my thought,
Instead this great freedom that Christ has now wrought!
I’ve witnessed with joy the all-power of love,
The might of God here and not only above!
The incurable cured, and I now know for sure
That power is of God and there is nothing more!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Transfiguration Now Shared

By Ken G. Cooper

Matthew 17:1-9


Jesus has both risen and ascended: Peter is calling his fellow disciples to action:

Hi everyone, and thank you so much for coming. James, John and I have been wanting to share with you all something that took place before we came down to Jerusalem, and which Jesus told us we shouldn’t share until he had risen from the dead. That time has joyously come. It’s why we are all here. Our perspective on what we then saw has changed with all that has happened, and we are better able to share the full implications of what we all saw.

I'd like you to think back before we came down here to Jerusalem with Jesus. They were strange times.

Although I didn’t show it, - (at least I don’t think so) my thoughts were in turmoil,  a premonition of a future without Jesus. He’d said he had to go to Jerusalem to be killed, but on the third day he would be raised. How could he let himself be killed! And how would he be raised? I’d said it could not be allowed to happen, and really got told off! Jesus always spoke plainly!! Sometimes I said the right things, - that he was the Christ, sometimes the wrong, - when he called my words of the very devil! So typical of me, - impetuous two footed Simon! He could read my thoughts. I meant well, just never always thought things through! I can see some of you nodding! I am better than I was!

Jesus seemed to be spending more and more time deep in prayer to our Holy Father.

We often just sat, watched, waited. Talked about the past, his miracles, what must be thousands who have been healed of divers diseases and maladies. Discussed our failings, but then we too had also healed, proved his words. So what was the point, the purpose, where were we all going?  What was he leading up to?

And here is the experience that James,  John, and I want to share.  I’ll start at the very beginning. We had been wandering amongst other things how Jairus’ family might be getting along. James and John will certainly remember, - Jesus had just spoken to a young girl that had not long died, confident that she was only asleep, - and to our amazement she just got up, as if being asleep was literally all that was wrong! I don’t know what caused her death, but she certainly enjoyed a sizeable piece of fish and bread with the rest of us! Laughing and smiling, -it was as though nothing had ever been wrong with her, - which is exactly the point Jesus was trying to make! “The damsel sleepeth!” How many times have those words rung through my thinking, and challenged my sense of awake! It still does!

However, while we were musing about the past Jesus appeared besides us, knew as ever what we had been talking about, indeed what I was thinking, and smiled! I felt his love.

He took the three of us with him up the mountain, we three that had seen him raise this girl from the dead. Brought back all those memories even more clearly. He was leading us again, but what was the intention this time? What was it we were now going to be shown? Jesus led the way, - that steady untroubled walk, full of purpose and surety, ever higher, never faltering. We were fit fisherman, but gradually our breath became heavier, not equal to his effortless step, not relieved by the stunning views that were emerging as we climbed ever higher towards the summit. As we chatted, he gradually moved ahead, turning now and again to tease us as to our progress.

We were several yards behind him when he stopped, just feet from the pinnacle. The wind was just catching his hair, blowing it gently against the background of the busy sky. He stood there, standing quietly with such an air of dominion and peace, absolutely at one with his Father. A shaft of sunlight lit his face, but then his face began to shine all by itself. He was shining more and more. It was incredible. I thought of Moses, coming down from the mount, having spent forty days and nights with God, his face shining so bright it had to be covered by a veil. But this was brighter! It was a spiritual glory that transcended his very flesh, and so strong that even his clothes were shining from the radiance within. The light was more powerful than the sun, yet it did not blind. Purity fathered its luminosity. 

I instinctively put my hand up to shield my eyes, and through my fingers saw two others talking with him! Where’d they come from! My thoughts were spinning, I glanced at John and James – I heard their names, but nothing else, - it was Moses and Elias, they were all talking together!! - Oh to have heard what they were saying!  The symbolism of their meeting rocked my thoughts, - Jesus, - the ever-present Christ, Moses, - bringer of Law, and Elias, bringer of Prophecy. All here together on the top of this mount! Past, present and future. But Jesus dominant, - the fulfilment of everything, the shining example of all good brought together in one man, and yes, this strange thought that came from nowhere, that I was unbelievably, his friend! We were his friends! I felt I didn’t deserve him! But He had brought us up here! What did he want me to do? My wanting to act, do something, prove myself, took over once again.

Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. I wanted this fantastic symbolism of past present and future to be remembered forever, to make this mountain top their physical home. “If thou wilt” was followed by my plans, my weakness, - O what a big mouth I had, and still not learned! Oh listen, listen!!

And in that instant, while I was yet speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed us all. Once more our thoughts raced in revelation. We were being given a preview of heaven, the almighty presence of God, - the pillar of cloud that led the Israelites out of bondage, the cloud that enveloped the chariots and horsemen of fire that took Elias into the realm of heaven unseen to the senses, that lifted Jesus from our sight. Was this a dream?
The voice that thundered to Moses, whispered to Elias, and had spoken to us through Jesus, now spoke through the cloud:

“This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.”

The voice came from all round us! I can hear it even now! We turned our heads, bodies, trying to track it down. Was it just inside our heads? But we all three heard it, and the cloud was hanging over us, almost beckoning, and how could we not be afraid!! We sank to our knees, frightened men holding on to each other, way out of our depth, faces to the comforting ground because we could not accept what we had just witnessed in the air.

Jesus came down and touched us. Oh how comforting was that physical reassurance, and his words that he spoke:Arise, and be not afraid.”

Dear friends, we had just seen God’s beloved Son in all his true splendour and glory! We looked up, and he was alone. The symbols of past and future had disappeared, leaving the present once more. “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”. What we had seen had been a great revelation, but it was a present experience. I had wanted to commemorate the past and the future as well as the present, - but they were not relevant. They had had their time! We had glimpsed the present glory of Man, at one with God his Father, and that was all that mattered! The raising of Jairus’ daughter suddenly made sense, - the fullness and radiance of life was so real, no other outcome had been possible. This was what Jesus saw all the time! His vision of man’s life as present glory wiped out any past cause of death or future fear of dying!  Life was of God! Unchanging in its spiritual glory. I can’t remember coming down the mountain, - the words out of the cloud were repeating and repeating, - “My beloved Son”, “well pleased”, “hear ye him” And what were the first words Jesus had spoken to us, - Arise, and be not afraid.” Wake up your thoughts! Don’t be afraid to follow through their implications, realise and prove that God is pleased with His Son and by association pleased with all His children! Pleased with you and me! How could it be else?! Arise, and realise there is no reason to ever be afraid!

Now listen. Jesus asked us not to share this experience until after he had risen from the dead! I can see why, for who would have believed us? Did we believe what we had seen! Do you believe even now what I’m sharing with you, all its implications? So here we all are again. James and John stand here as my witnesses.

My dear brethren, we’ve all now seen the risen Lord, seen the proof that life is immortal. Take now our testimony, and the testimony of Jesus, Moses and Elias as further witness, that Jesus is indeed the risen Son of God, in whom is life everlasting. Now this is the gospel we must spread.  “Hear ye him” was God’s demand, not just to us but to everyone. 

Arise, and be not afraid.” was Jesus’ demand, and again this is not just to us but to everyone.
He has indeed risen from the dead and now he has ascended, taken up in that same heavenly cloud beyond our earthly vision, but we know the Christ is still with us, here and everywhere, declaring man as the radiant child of God.

So, let’s lift up our thinking! Let us too behold and prove this radiant presence of the Son of God in our lives right now. For we, right now, have our mission set before us. We have been chosen, and all those that believe can share with us in his glory and behold the perfection of spiritual man in all his glory.
Our Master told us to tarry here in Jerusalem to await the promise of the Father. Let us do so now in full faith and expectation.

Brethren, this is now our great adventure! What Jesus wants us to fulfill.

We must listen, and obey God's command, and then we know we need not be afraid to go forward.

God is pleased with us too, we are also His beloved children. This is after all, what the Gospel is all about!
So Come on! Let us now arise! Get up! Wake up! For we know we are not alone. We have no reason to fear, because the Christ is always with us.

Let’s enjoy our togetherness and bring the light and love of the Christ further into our communities.
Jesus shone. So must we.

Acts 4:33
And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

Acts 5:42

And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. 



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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

In Him we live and move and have our being

By Ken G. Cooper


   IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE
 AND HAVE OUR BEING
                              Acts 17:28 (to:)

Marvel not that I touched the intangible
And with senses so transformed
Felt as I had never done before.
The ever-presence of Love embraced me:
So peaceful, re-assuring.
I was somehow separate from my body,
Caught up in a feather breeze of Soul
That bore me on gentle wings across the face of infinity.
Soaring angel sounds, hymns and praises,
Sang their joyous symphonies:
I was inseparable from all I heard,
Inseparable from the Love so strongly felt.
At one with eternal harmony.
I suddenly knew the perfection of Love,
The freedom of Truth,
The purity of Life eternal;
Understood these oft-pondered words:
“In Him we live and move and have our being.”
For there is nowhere else, nothing else!

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS TRUE HAPPINESS:
WE ARE AT ONE WITH GOD.

“Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God,”  Revelation 12:10 (Now to 3rd , )
“All things are of God,”   2 Corinthians 5:18 all to , )



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Sunday, April 12, 2020

The true light now shineth: an Easter message

By John Corderoy

"Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee" (Isaiah 60:1).This is a promise by God of the coming of a new hope, a new understanding, a Messiah. Arise and be fulfilled in the light of this glorious revelation which has dawned upon us.

"For the law was given by Moses, but Grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ" (John 1:17).  The Truth revealed to us by the risen Christ is that we are the spiritual ideas of God. Our physical body is a temporary being whereas our spiritual being is eternal.The prescriptive laws of the Old Testament are replaced by just two enlightened Christian commandments: to love and know God with all thy heart, and to love thy neighbour as thyself.

"Arise, shine", complete in the knowledge of His everlasting love.  Let Grace and Truth fill your life and motivate your actions with love, happiness and health. "The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee." (Numbers 6:24)

Christ has rolled away the stone blocking the dark sepulchre of human consciousness to let the light truth and love in. The resurrection is the triumph of the Cross over the Crown (I Cor. 9:25); Truth over the laws of mankind. Once you have seen the true light as revealed by Jesus (the glory of the Lord), the mortal mind will no longer be able to hide the Truth from your sight. You will no longer be left at the mercy of arbitrary material laws.

"Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32). "This then is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent"(John 17:3). What a wonderful and life changing blessing we have received from God. Jesus's revelations have shone a wondrous new light on our understanding of God and our relationship with Him. We are free, no longer held in subjection to the darkness of mortal mind. Our sole purpose on this earth is to understand God through the teachings of Jesus Christ. In so doing we may gain eternal life by the spirit of adoption whereby we might cry "Abba, Father ".

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, God is light and in Him is no darkness at all" (I John 1:5). God is only goodness and light: "in Him is no darkness at all".  God is not the creator of the darkness and chaos that we see in the world to-day. God is Grace and Truth. He does not know evil or the ills of this world. He only bestows goodness and love on His children.

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the Father of Lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning" (James 1:17). There is no variableness in God's love and care for us. Nor will He ever turn away from us. No longer do we have to feel alone and frightened in the dark, subjected to the whims of mortal mind: "because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth" (I John 2:8). No longer do we have to fear the randomness of the wars and the pandemics of this world. Jesus has illuminated the truth about creation and revealed our true being as the spiritual children of God. The "dark" and harsh rules of Mosaic law, and for that matter those of the world today, are "past". Love alone rules. Though " a thousand shall fall at the right side, and ten thousand to thy right hand, but it shall not come nigh to thee"(Psalms 91:7). What a wonderful and liberating revelation. We cannot be thankful enough to God for His blessings; for the protection He affords His spiritual children.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Treatment Ideas for March 28, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

Contemplation/Healing

He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was completely restored. -- Luke 6: 10, NIV

... push onward, until boundless thought walks enraptured, and conception unconfined is winged to reach the divine glory. -- Eddy

Omnipotent Grace-Truth, I come to You uncovered and unconcealed, without pretense; with an outstretched disposition, ready to give and receive; and to be changed. I don't need to merit, earn, nor measure-up for You to love, comfort and transmute me. My disabilities, heartaches, frights, anxieties, guilt, trauma and regrets are like dust mites blown away by Your munificent goodness.


Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Martha, Martha

By Ken G. Cooper


I’ll just do this before I sit down.
It won’t take long.  Oh please do not frown!
It needs to be done; it’s plain to see.
Mary won’t do it. Has to be me!

I’ll just get some drinks: it’s been so hot!
You’ll all be grateful, likely as not.
The cups need fetching; it’s plain to see.
Mary won’t do it. Has to be me!

I’m nearly through; the food’s being cooked
Seating arranged, effectively booked.
-Just get some cushions: it’s plain to see.
Mary won’t do it. Has to be me!

There’s other things should really be done;
“Jesus, it’s simply not fair nor fun.”
“Martha, my friend, the choice is with thee!
Mary has chosen eternity."

Luke 10:38-40
S&H 11:22-32

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Reflecing Love

By Ken G. Cooper


REFLECTING LOVE
We need not fear the future, -

Just drop the sense of time!
For God is speaking NOW to us,
–and WITH GOD ALL IS FINE.
In trust and strong obedience,
We hear so clear LOVE’S VOICE,
It guides us what we have to do:
LOVE is our ONLY choice.

We trust Thee Father-Mother,
We’re ALL-WAYS in Your sight:
In Love’s happiness we shine,
Reflecting LOVE’S PURE LIGHT.
 
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Treatment Ideas for March 24, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. — Ps. 145:18, KJ

... all is Mind, and that Mind is God, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, — that is, all power, all presence, all Science. Hence all is in reality the manifestation of Mind. — Eddy

Perfectness-Reality permeates us. Our substance, intelligence, living energy and health are relentless and all-potent. Plagues, woes and chaos are extinguished by this comprehension. We can evince this in our thought processes, bodily conditions and behaviors.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Treatment Ideas for March 21, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

“... Jesus took Peter and the brothers James and John with him. They went up on a very high mountain where they could be alone. There in front of the disciples, Jesus was completely changed. His face was shining like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.” — Matthew‬ ‭17:1-2‬ ‭CEV‬‬

We are living in trying times. These severe difficulties we are living through — our “cross” moments — can be turned into internal and external transformations, into “mountaintop” transfigurations. Innately we are Light/Love-beings. The radiance of Love-Intelligence we clothe ourselves with and exude does heal.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Treatment Ideas for March 20, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

“The Word that gives life was from the beginning, and this is the one our message is about. Our ears have heard, our eyes have seen, and our hands have touched this Word.” — 1 John‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭CEV‬‬

Infinite Life-Wellness is our essence. It is the harmonious I and Us, thriving in everyone and everything.. We can feel its universal, soothing, and health-multiplying rhythm. Biological and economic harm-agents are erased by our Love-energy, our Love-wealth, our Love-health. Ah, the ecstasy of this intelligent and vivifying inter-connectivity.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Monday, March 16, 2020

God Is Our Freedom

Ken G. Cooper


“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 of us, 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!
Behold the beauty of this Truth, it isn’t something strange:
Despite false evidence we see, Truth will never change!

So, with eternal Principle, 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, no need for empty plate!

He knew God’s work was finished, he could expect no less,
It was merely false belief that thought the world a mess!
Should we believe in error, succumb to matter’s threat?
NO! Turn to God, and know for sure He’s the safest bet!

Our Master showed to all the Love God has for man,
All fear is simply blown away: Spirit is Truth’s fan!
Spirit’s breath is Life itself: this truth is maketh free:
With open eyes and Truth at hand, in freedom you will be!


John 8:31,32
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.

  Ecclesiastes 3:14 (to:)
I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it:

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Treatment Ideas for March 14, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. — Ps. 147: 5

The three great verities of Spirit, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, — Spirit possessing all power, filling all space, constituting all Science, — contradict forever the belief that matter can be actual. — Eddy

Contagious, traumatic, killing and bewildering attacks are defeated by implementing our Love-resources of wisdom, ingenuity, adaptability, empathy and collaboration. Imperious and unbounded Love-Perfectness is our Immunizer, our Provider.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Treatment Ideas for February 19, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

Obedience to Truth gives man power and strength. Submission to error superinduces loss of power. — Eddy

... be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. — Rom. 12: 2, KJ

Our essential composition stems from, and is imbued with, superlative Goodness-Truth. In spite of the multitude of miseries that matter-enthralled thinking tries to inveigle us with, we are Love-Truth’s healthy, magnificent, pure, indestructible and victorious outcomes. This is our Reality, provable under all circumstances.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Treatment Ideas for February 13, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

Spiritual sense is the discernment of spiritual good. --Eddy

25 And she added, “We have plenty of straw and fodder, as well as room for you to spend the night.” 26 Then the man bowed down and worshiped the Lord, 27 saying, “Praise be to the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the Lord has led me on the journey to the house of my master’s relatives. -- Gen. 24: 25-27, NIV

Superlative, ever-wedded-to-us, all-ministering Goodness-Reality is our basis from which we can reason and act with determination, intelligence, flexibility, ingenuity and confidence to experience profuse solutions/blessings.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»




Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Treatment Ideas for February 4, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

Man and woman as coexistent and eternal with God forever reflect, in glorified quality, the infinite Father-Mother God. — Eddy

And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. 13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. — Luke 3: 12-13

My spiritual intelligence knows that we live in Spirit, are imbued with Spirit’s heavenly excellence, and that we can evince this wondrous glory in the minutiae of our quotidian experience.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

By Ken G. Cooper


SHADRACH
Jerusalem sacked and razed to the ground
Homes that we had could no longer be found.
Taken into exile our future bleak,
We prayed to our God for safety to seek.

NEBUCHUDNEZZAR
 My army is strong: I am the proud king,
Once more the loud bells of victory ring.
History will Nebuchudnezzar name
As the mighty one of unchallenged fame.

MESHACH
We’re encouraged to work, and we will do our best,
And find in our faith renewed strength and rest.
For our God is with us and leads us along,
He is our home, and to Him we belong.

NEBUCHUDNEZZAR
My notice is drawn to the Hebrew slaves
They have their God and believe that He saves.
I see in them a spirit rare and pure,
Their understanding and wisdom is sure.

ABEDNEGO
Now Daniel rules with all under his wing
He agrees our promotion with the King.
We continue in prayer to guide our ways
But jealousy watched to trap us as slaves.

NEBUCHUDNEZZAR
I build me an image of purest gold
The biggest idol that was ever beheld.
I gather all from each part of my land,
And order: Worship the work of my hand.

SHADRACH
We hear of this order, hear music play,
But know in our hearts this not how to pray.
The threat of the furnace looms large and loud:
We stay true to God, don’t follow the crowd.

NEBUCHUDNEZZAR
 The Jews stand accused; they’ve not obeyed me,
Despite all I gave them and made them so free!
They will now burn in hell for this very thing!
How dare they choose God and not me the King!

MESHACH
We’re taken before him, given one chance,
But his evil threats will not change our stance.
We know our God is more pow’rful than he:
We will not bow down to idolatry!
NEBUCHUDNEZZAR
 Their words make me rage and stamp on the floor!
Heat up that furnace some seven times more!
Bind them up in their clothes, make sure they burn!
They’ll die in the furnace, all nations will learn!

ABEDNEGO
We’re thrown in the flames, but to us they’re not there.
All we can feel is GOD present and here.
The bindings fall off, we walk round quite free
We are untouched by what others could see.

NEBUCHUDNEZZAR
My rage turns to fear; I see them unharmed!
There is a fourth person! Makes me alarmed!
They’re all walking, unhurt, all very odd!
The form of the fourth is the Son of God!

SHADRACH
The heat of manic jealousy and rage
Is vanquished by Love at every stage.
There is no furnace, no flame or fire
When thoughts held with God lead ever higher.

NEBUCHUDNEZZAR
The Hebrews untouched and death do they cheat!
Yet my strongest men smitten by fierce heat!
Servants of the most high God, don’t dither,
Come out from the furnace, and come hither.

MESHACH
The king calls us forth, before him we stand,
We’ve proved our God and the feeling is grand!
We knew in our hearts that we were not wrong
And full faith in God leaves everyone strong.
NEBUCHUDNEZZAR
 No scorching, no burning, nor even smell!
Your God sent his angel, and all is well.
My word was changed by a higher decree,
There’s no other God than Almighty Thee!

ABEDNEGO
The king’s bold decree has new freedom won;
The power of our God known to everyone.
Now given promotion, God still our Guide;
All Babylon blessed, with Him at our side.

SHADRACH, MESHACH AND ABEDNEGO:
The Word of our God does stand evermore!
Our trust in His wisdom made us secure.
We know that in Spirit our lives stay untouched,
At one with the Father, with LOVE UNMATCHED.


See Daniel Chapter 3


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