Saturday, August 6, 2016

Trustworthiness and the station thereof

We will now mention unto thee Trustworthiness and the station thereof in the estimation of God, thy Lord, the  Lord of the Mighty Throne.

One day of days We repaired unto Our Green Island. Upon Our arrival, We beheld its streams flowing, and its trees luxuriant, and the sunlight playing in their midst. Turning Our face to the right, We beheld what the pen is powerless to describe; nor can it set forth that which the eye of the Lord of Mankind witnessed in that most sanctified, that most sublime, that blest, and most exalted Spot. Turning, then, to the left We gazed on one of the Beauties of the Most Sublime Paradise, standing on a pillar of light, and calling aloud saying: ‘O inmates of earth and heaven! Behold ye My beauty, and My radiance, and My revelation, and My effulgence. By God, the True One!
 I am Trustworthiness and the revelation thereof, and the beauty thereof.
I am the most great ornament of the people of Bahá, and the vesture of glory unto all who are in the kingdom of creation.
I am the supreme instrument for the prosperity of the world, and the horizon of assurance unto all beings.’
Thus have We sent down for thee that which will draw men nigh unto the Lord of creation.

Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, ISHRÁQÁT (Splendours) P. 123