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Ken Cooper’s “POETIC POSTLUDE” shares poetry inspired by Bible citations, together with combined translations, that show
EVERY DAY IS CHRISTMAS
See this week’s Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson on:

“CHRIST JESUS”
For Sunday, December 24th, 2023


Imagine being a lost lamb in a flock of a hundred sheep. You cannot see them, but you hear the call of the shepherd amidst the distracting noises of nature. The constant call draws you to the direction of his voice, and finally, with joy, eyes meet, and you skip towards him, already there! LOVE IS MADE MANIFEST IN ITS ONENESS.

“He knows the angels that you need

And sends them to you side

To comfort, guard and guide.” (Hymn 9, 3 He) 

We are never separate from the presence of the Christ. The understanding of Mary saw this so clearly, and the angels of His presence also gives us the source and demonstration of her holy Christmas experience that we all can celebrate with joy and reverence.

Our recognition of the Christ is not confined to a day or month, but is the active constant demonstration of “I AM THAT I AM.”

CHRISTMAS IS NOW! Can you hear it? CHRIST JESUS SAYS “REJOICE!”


GOLDEN TEXT

John 10:27        My sheep know me and respond to my voice; I know each of them very well, and they all follow me.

EXTRA John 10:28       And I give to each of them the gift of eternal life: life with Me is theirs for evermore. And no one, not anything, is able to steal them or snatch them out of My hand.

RESPONSIVE READING.  See The Bible Lens


  • Click “JOY TO THE WORLDa poem from Ken’s CD, (now out of stock, but can hear on link) sharing simple truths and requests to each of us:

“Hath not one God created us?”

Let us this gospel spread.

 And what GOOD NEWS this surely is!

“It doesn’t matter where we’re from,

We share one Father: Love.

 Such a fundamental point, which the world so needs to understand! 

Let Love therefore outreach your heart

And one another greet:

So let the joy of Christmas-time

Enfold all those you meet.”

 NO MATTER WHAT THE MATERIAL “EVIDENCE” THE TRUTH REMAINS THE SAME. UNDERSTANDING “OUR FATHER” IS TRUE FOR EVERYONE, AND MAKES EVERY DAY A CHRISTMAS!  Have a look at the pdf copy… 

 “I love My flock, I know it well, each one is dear to Me,

I keep My watch on each of them, as far as I can see.”

 Divine, infinite Love is universal, sees everywhere, and the sound of Love calling and caring is in every individual consciousness as the voice of God.

 “I know each lamb, I call its name, and he knows My voice,

And on my shoulder gently laid, both he and I rejoice!”

Imagine again the sense of security and trust of a lamb being on its shepherd’s shoulders, and the love, unity, the shepherd would be feeling /knowing too. The message of Christ Jesus can be summed up: “I and my Father are one”. (B cit.6 John 10:30). The message of Christmas, and of Christ Jesus, can be summed up: “REJOICE!” 

“We’d heard ‘bout Jesus, discussed what he’d done:

If we could but see, we’d up to him run.”

 They were listening and like lambs, heard their shepherds voice. When they call out to Jesus, the crowds tell them to keep quiet. Would a lost lamb be quiet? Do we ever feel it wrong to seek the Lord? Too full of self not to seek help?? They showed persistence and it won:

The touch of the Christ revealed to us men

Perfection in God is now, never when!

 Their seeking of the Christ was not half hearted, but full of belief, trust in good, and it was so rewarded. Recognising Jesus as the son of David opened their eyes to themselves being part of the same family, not literally, but instinctively, one Father, one kinship. WE ARE THE FAMILY OF GOD. KNOWING THIS, HEALING NECESSARILY FOLLOWED. KNOWING THIS, OUR PRAYERS REACH OUT TO THE WORLD. 

  • Click “FREE”, a shared Christian Science Sentinel link that illustrates the final Science & Health citation no. 32

 “Upheld by Love

I soar so free!”

 THIS IS YOUR DIVINE RIGHT!    (cit. S32/227: 26)

 THE CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: EVERYONE IS GOD’S CHILD! THEREFORE “HAPPY CHRISTMAS!”


Bible verses are taken from my combined translations, a free copy of which is available on an excel spreadsheet for those who may be interested. The spreadsheet also includes a genealogy from Adam to Jesus, with related notes. Shared with love. Write to Ken on kengcooper@btinternet.com.

Copies of these poems are available in pdf format in color and B&W as DOWNLOADS at the bottom of the online version of this Poetic Prelude to this week’s Bible Lesson. The full range of Ken’s videos on YouTube can be found on KenGCooperPoetry.  All Ken’s poetry and other writings can be found on Ken Cooper Poetry. (Links work on Metaphysical page).

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