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KEN’S POETIC PRELUDE for this week Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson on:
“Is the Universe, including Man, evolved by Atomic Force?” for June 20, 2021

HEAR on YouTube a KEN COOPER POEM, “Under His Shadow”.   Plus enjoy “Blessings”—a related poem (not yet put on video).  These offerings bring extra inspiration to this week’s Bible Lesson. 

[Ken wrote:] ““The Golden Text this week can be seen as the forerunner of the first two lines of the Lord’s Prayer, – “Our Father which art in heaven – Our Father Mother God, all harmonious, Hallowed be Thy name – Adorable One” (SH 16:). It is establishing God in His rightful place, giving the starting point of all prayer and worship.   The CEV translation of “Blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise” is “Praise his wonderful name, though he is greater than words can express.”, – i.e. “Adorable One”.

It also provides a link to The Sermon on the Mount, and the Beatitudes, for when we bless God we receive the blessings of God. A heart filled with praise for God is a pure heart. The theme of blessedness is “Love reflected in love”, the power of Love blessing all the actions of man.

When we lean on something we put our trust on what we rest upon. The more we lean, the greater the trust!  The opening lines of our textbook “To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings” (citation S32) cover the whole lesson. The poem “Blessings”, only available in written form this week, looks at just how much we lean, and what blessings ensue when we love God with a full commitment. When we love, we are expressing what God is, and we receive everything that God is, for God and man are one. The blessings that He unfolds are necessarily infinite, and they are unconditional. The universe is God’s creation. and is there for us all. We are God’s universe, and reflect the only power there is.

In the monologue/poem “Under His Shadow” (set against music and sound), the story of Jesus calming the waves is shared. From out of nowhere (!) a storm arises that threatens the disciples but left Jesus untouched. Even though their ship was near sinking, the calmness of Jesus was soon made evident in the calmness of everything around him. The mighty storm was no more. “He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still” (cit. B14). All the forces of nature, which would attempt to supersede the power of God, were overcome with the authority of Jesus’ words “Peace be still” (see Mark 4:30-41).  This “miracle” soon after the start of Jesus’ mission, made such an important point, that the control of everything is via the “Word”, that is, spiritual evolution, not material. Spiritual blessings are eternal, – and infinite. We can never be without them, are never without them. The disciples could not see this in the midst of the storm, but in the stillness of Jesus’ rebuttal of this wrong belief, peace was restored. We have the comfort that God removes all storms, all challenges, anything unlike Him.

The Bible begins with Genesis, and ends with Revelation, everything in between is the unfoldment to human consciousness of Alpha and Omega.  In Genesis 1:31(to 1st.) we read “And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good”.  In Revelation 7:12 (blessing (to 1st.) we read “Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever.” (cit. B1)

What greater indication can we have of God’s infinite blessings, and man the recipient of all good!

Copies of the poems in color and B&W can be found at the top of this week’s metaphysical article and of this email. Ken’s full listing of YouTube videos is at https://www.youtube.com/c/KenGCooperPoetry/videos

Ken’s email is kengcooper@btinternet.com.”

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