Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Erelong shall God raise up,...

"O Pen!  Send down out of the clouds of Thy generosity that which shall enrich all created things, and withhold not Thy favours from the world of being.  Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful in the heaven of Thine eternity, and the Lord of infinite grace unto all who inhabit the kingdom of names.  Look not upon the people and the things they possess; look rather upon the wonders of Thy gifts and favours.  Gather then Thy servants beneath Thy shade that shadoweth all mankind.  Stretch forth the hand of bounty over all creation, and the fingers of bestowal over all existence.  This, verily, is that which beseemeth Thee, though the people understand it not.  Whosoever turneth his face towards Thee doeth so by Thy grace, and as to him who turneth away, Thy Lord, in truth, is independent of all created things.  Unto this bear witness His true and devoted servants.
Erelong shall God raise up, through Thee, those with hands of indomitable strength and arms of invincible might, who will come forth from behind the veils, will render the All-Merciful victorious amongst the peoples of the world, and will raise so mighty a cry as to cause all hearts to tremble with fear. Thus hath it been decreed in a Written Tablet. Such shall be the ascendancy which these souls will evince that consternation and dismay will seize all the dwellers of the earth. 

Baha'u'llah, Suriy-i-Haykal, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts P.22