Spiritual Springtime, Morning of the Vernal Equinox, Baha’i Naw-Ruz, 3/20/2013

O thou who art turning unto the Kingdom of God!
     Thy letter is received and perused.  It afforded us
joy and pleasure, gave us good news and is the token
of the wealth of thy love.  This period of time is the
Promised Age, the assembling of the human race to
the "Resurrection Day" and now is the great "Day of
Judgment."  Soon the whole world, as in springtime,
will change its garb.  The turning and falling of the
autumn leaves is past; the bleakness of the winter time
is over.  The new year hath appeared and the spiritual
springtime is at hand.  The black earth is becoming a
verdant garden; the deserts and mountains are teeming
with red flowers; from the borders of the wilderness
the tall grasses are standing like advance guards before
the cypress and jessamine trees; while the birds are singing
among the rose branches like the angels in the highest
heavens, announcing the glad-tidings of the approach
of that spiritual spring, and the sweet music of
their voices is causing the real essence of all things to
move and quiver.
     O my spiritual friend!  Dost thou know from what
airs emanate the notes sung by those birds?  They are
from the melodies of peace and reconciliation, of love
and unity, of justice and security, of concord and harmony.
In a short time this heavenly singing will intoxicate
all humanity; the foundations of enmity shall
be destroyed; unity and affection shall be witnessed in
every assembly; and the lovers of the love of God at
these great festivals shall behold their splendor.
     Therefore, contemplate what a spirit of life God
hath given that the the body of the whole earth may attain
life everlasting!  The Paradise of El-Abha will soon
spread a pavilion from the pole-star of the world, under
whose shelter the beloved shall rejoice and the pure
hearts shall repose in peace.
'Abdu'l-Baha', Tablets of 'Abdu'l-Baha'

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