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O thou beloved of my heart![1]

I knew My love for thee; therefore I created thee, have engraved on thee Mine image and revealed to thee My beauty.[2]

My claim on thee is great, it cannot be forgotten. My grace to thee is plenteous, it cannot be veiled. My love has made in thee its home, it cannot be concealed. My light is manifest to thee, it cannot be obscured. [3]

Rejoice thou with great joy that We have remembered thee both now and in the past. Indeed the sweet savours of this remembrance shall endure and shall not change throughout the eternity of the Names of God, the Lord of mankind. [4]

Sorrow not if, in these days and on this earthly plane, things contrary to your wishes have been ordained and manifested by God, for days of blissful joy, of heavenly delight, are assuredly in store for you. [5]

I have not forgotten nor will I forget thee. [6] Verily, my soul longs for thee, for the lamp of the love of Baha’ is lighted within thy heart and I love to look upon thy face. [7] I have utmost love for thee and thy family for thou servest me — how can I be offended at you? Be assured and happy. [8]

I love thee with all my heart and pray for thee every eve and morn. [9] I have called thee by thy name; thou art Mine. [10] At all times do I speak of you and call you to mind. I pray unto the Lord, and with tears I implore Him to rain down all these blessings upon you, and gladden your hearts, and make blissful your souls, and grant you exceeding joy and heavenly delights. [11]

Thy name is often mentioned in the presence of this Wronged One and the glances of Our loving-kindness and compassion are directed towards thee.[12] The hearts are cheered whenever you are mentioned, the souls are comforted in your love, the holy spirits are captivated by your fragrance, the eyes are expecting to see you and the hearts are longing to meet you. [13] Indeed could ye but know how dear ye are in the presence of your true and heavenly Father, ye would stretch forth your wings and take your flight. [14]

Surely a day will come when all thy desires will be attained and God will answer all that which thou hast prayed for in thine heart, and I beg of Him to make all that which thou hast longed for, long ago, very attainable. Then thine heart will be overflowed with joy on account of such a great bounty. [15]

God has crowned you with honour and in your hearts has He set a radiant star; verily the light thereof shall brighten the whole world! [16]

He has chosen you to be His messengers of love throughout the world, to be His bearers of spiritual gifts to man, to be the means of spreading unity and concord on the earth. Thank God with all your hearts that such a privilege has been given unto you.[17]

We have graciously accepted thy devotions, thy praise, thy teaching work and the services thou hast rendered for the sake of this mighty Announcement. We have also hearkened unto that which thy tongue hath uttered at the meetings and gatherings. Verily thy Lord heareth and observeth all things. [18]

Know thou that, verily, the eye of favors is directed to thee and is beholding thee with a divine glance, so that thou mayest, with clear eyes, see the lights of the Kingdom upon the horizon. Remember, at all times, this great favor and thank thy Lord and supplicate to Him every day. [19]

I hope that, in the path of the love of God, thou wilt exert thyself exceedingly and thy wilt enjoy life. [20]

Now I say unto you, bear this on your hearts and in your minds. Verily your light shall illumine the whole world, your spirituality shall affect the heart of things. You shall in truth become the lighted torches of the globe. Fear not, neither be dismayed, for your light shall penetrate the densest darkness. This is the Promise of God, which I give unto you. Rise! and serve the Power of God! [21]

With Deepest Abiding Love,

God

Your True and Heavenly Father

 


[1] Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 130

[2] Bahá’u’lláh, Arabic Hidden Words 3

[3] Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words 20

[4] Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 245

[5] Bahá’u’lláh, Advent of Divine Justice, p. 69

[6] Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 114

[7] Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 130

[8] Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 118

[9] Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 112

[10] Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, p. 168

[11] Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 37

[12] Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 174

[13] Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of Abdu’l-Bahá v2, p. 346

[14] ‘Abdul-Bahá, Fire and Light, p. 23

[15] Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 122

[16] Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 68

[17] Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 68

[18] Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 245

[19] Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 132

[20]Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 132

[21] Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 168