By Julio C. Rivas, CS
Friday, April 9, 2021
Monday, January 25, 2021
By Ken G. Cooper
God of glory give me FAITH,
Grounded in Thy perfect Love.
Let each day in wisdom grow,
Each thought stemming from above.
God of glory give me HOPE,
See Thy promises fulfilled;
Open now my eyes to see
Thy pure Love in me instilled.
God of glory give me LOVE,
Permeating through and through.
Leave no part of me untouched,
LET ME BE THE LOVE THAT’S YOU!
Monday, January 18, 2021
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 only 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 it maketh free:
With open eyes and Truth at hand, in freedom you will be!
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:
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.
Monday, January 11, 2021
By Ken C. Cooper
For many years, engrained as true,
Avoid all dealings with the Jew!
Their way of life does not belong
To how we live. It’s simply wrong.
The feeling mutual. It’s well known:
Though side by side we keep alone!
Imagine then my great surprise
When this Jew looks into my eyes!
“Give me to drink” his simple ask;
But why should I perform this task!
Perhaps he does not understand
The social mores of this land.
I take a risk and answer back, -
His clear response reveals my lack!
His living water I should seek, -
It’s only found through being meek.
Yes, I’ve been thirsting all these years:
He’s offering Life with no more tears!
He reads my mind with healing thought,
No condemnation from him wrought.
My past revealed and laid quite bare, -
That he’s a prophet is quite clear.
I sense great Love, he speaks with me:
I feel at one, feel harmony.
He speaks of God and worship true,
A spiritual start to all we do.
God not confined to single place,
Embracing all as face to face.
I ask him straight: “Are you The One?”
“Yes, I’m God’s true anointed Son.”
Touched by the Christ I’m now reborn.
New freedom with my past forlorn!
I leave the waterpot* behind,
Run to my home, - my friends to find!
I tell them all about this man:
My heart full-singing now it can!!
Many believe from all I say,
They searched out Jesus straightaway.
Two happy days he stayed and taught
Illuminating heart and thought!
The living water just o’erflows:
In Christ the flood of Life just glows!
* prejudice, the old way of life, mortal thirst and expectation.
©Ken Cooper 2021 https://www.kencooperpoetry.com/
Monday, January 4, 2021
By Julio C. Rivas, CS