Rejoice Ye With Great Joy

I have not attended a more joyous celebration of the Birth of Baha’u’llah in our community in a long time. I am not sure what the reason was? Was it that Sara, a newly declared believer, was hosting the event? Was it because all the children in the community, seven of them, including my little girls, were there with all their joyous energy? Was it because we had a group of at least 30 happy people in Sara’s welcoming home? Was it because of the lovely presentation of the Life of Baha’u’llah shared by Seraj?

Was it because 9 people, among them two very young ladies, read beautiful selections from the Writings of Baha’u’llah? Was it because of the beautiful rendition of “Blessed Is The Spot” presented by a trio of Mesbah’s violin, Dom’s guitar and harmonizing voice, and the singing of yours truly, started the musical program? Was it simply because a great spirit of love and fellowship was clearly present among us? Whatever it was, my heart was filled with joy!

Happy Celebration of the Birth of Baha’u’llah!

Rejoice with great joy, for God hath made thee “the Dayspring of His light,” inasmuch as within thee was born the Manifestation of His Glory. Be thou glad for this name that hath been conferred upon thee – a name through which the Day-star of grace hath shed its splendour, through which both earth and heaven have been illumined.
(Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 53)

If ye were aware of what God hath destined for you in the kingdom of His glory, verily ye would rejoice exceedingly and soar with the wings of joy unto the heights of happiness, crying with the most loud voice: “Blessings and happiness from this great attainment and evident bounty.”
(Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha v1, p. 69)

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