April 5, 2018

Revealed by Baha’u’llah for ‘Abdu’l-Baha

-- provisional translation

O Thou Greatest Branch!

Thy letter was surely presented before this Oppressed One, and I heard that which Thou hast communed with God, the Lord of the world.

Verily, We have ordained Thee the Guardian of all the creatures, and a Protection to all those in the heavens and earth, and a Fortress to those who believe in God, the One, the Omniscient!

I beg of God to protect them by Thee; to enrich them by Thee; to nourish them by Thee; and to reveal to Thee that which is the Dawning point of riches to the people of Creation, and the Ocean of Generosity to those in the world, and the Rising point of Favor to all nations. Verily, He is the Powerful, the All-Knowing and the Wise!

I beg of Him to water the earth and all that is in it by Thee, that there may spring up from it the Flowers of Wisdom and Revelation and the Hyacinths of science and knowledge.

Verily, He is the Friend to those who love Him, and an Assistant to those who commune with Him! There is no God but He, the Mighty and the Magnified! 
- Baha’u’llah  (Star of the West, vol. 5, no. 15, December 12, 1914)