37: We rejoiced greatly to learn of the unity ...
We rejoiced greatly to learn of the unity among the friends, their staunchness, their ardour,
and the fact that they have established a Spiritual
Assembly. It is clear that the stronger grow the
bonds of yearning love among the believers, and the
fiercer its fire, the more will they find themselves
embraced by the bounties of the Ancient of Days,
and receiving the continuous confirmations of the
Greatest Name. Thus will the Assemblies of the
friends become reflections of the gardens of the
Concourse on High, mirroring forth the radiance of
the Abhá Kingdom.
From Their supernal realms and Their immortal
heights, He the exalted Báb, and He Who is the
Beauty of the All-Glorious, and the wondrous
presence of `Abdu'l-Bahá, all These are gazing
down upon Their faithful loved ones, beholding
what they do under all conditions, their behaviour
and conduct, and all their words and ways, waiting
to cry `Well done!' when They see the Teachings
carried out, and `Blessed art thou!' to whoso may
excel in doing the bidding of his Lord.
Those divine, those sacred and exalted Beings
bore every grief, and They accepted tyranny from
every traitor, to make an Abhá Paradise out of this
dust heap of the world, and change this place of
thorns and sorrows into blossoming bowers of love.
They trained Their loved ones, and fostered them
with the hands of grace, and sent them forth, with
countless treasures, with goodly gifts, and with the
forces of Heaven massed behind them--that they
might become guides, and holy cup-bearers, of the
living, soft-flowing waters of divine bestowals.
God be thanked, the believers in that country are
confirmed and blessed, and have arisen to serve the
Cause, and are straining every nerve to spread the
heavenly Teachings far and wide. They are faithful
ministers at the Holy Shrine of the Blessed Beauty,
and true lovers at the sacred Threshold of