Might (Izzat) 2014
“The infidels have arisen in tyranny on every hand: Where is the compelling power of Thine ordaining pen, O Conqueror of the worlds?
The barking of dogs is loud on every side: Where is the lion of the forest of Thy might, O Chastiser of the worlds?
Coldness hath gripped all mankind: Where is the warmth of Thy love, O Fire of the worlds?”
-Baha’u’llah, The Fire Tablet
“…the seed of this flower which you see was in the beginning an insignificant thing, and very small; and it grew and developed in the womb of the earth, and after appearing in various forms, came forth in this condition with perfect freshness and grace. In the same manner it is evident that this terrestrial globe having once found existence, grew and developed in the matrix of the universe, and came forth in different forms and conditions, until gradually it attained this present perfection, and became adorned with innumerable beings, and appeared as a finished organization.”
-Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith
“God alone is Creator, and all are creatures of His might.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace
Atwater Village, USA
“Bloom Where You’re Planted” ― Mary Engelbreit
“I know that thou art in difficulty, but this difficulty is conducive to the everlasting felicity and this weakness is followed by the supreme strength. Consider thou how the faithful women in the time of Christ, and after the departure of His Highness, underwent hardships! What difficulties did they not bear; and what calamities did they not endure! But that adversity and trial, misfortune and derision, became the cause of imperishable and deathless glory and rest.”
-Tablets of Abdul-Baha Abbas, vol. 2 (Chicago: Bahá’í Publishing Society, 1916)
The Tasman Bridge in Hobart, Tasmania, connecting East and West Hobart.
“We have brought forth all Lights from the Orb of Our name, the True One, have caused them to return unto It, and have again made them manifest in the form of a human temple. All glory be unto the Lord of strength, might, and power! None can withstand the operation of My will or the exercise of My might. I am He Who hath raised up all creatures through a word of My mouth, and My power is, in truth, equal to My purpose.”
—Baha’u’llah, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts
“Glory be to Thee, O my God! The power of Thy might beareth me witness! I can have no doubt that should the holy breaths of Thy loving-kindness and the breeze of Thy bountiful favor cease, for less than the twinkling of an eye, to breathe over all created things, the entire creation would perish, and all that are in heaven and on earth would be reduced to utter nothingness.”
-Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations
Grand Canyon, USA
It’s comforting to see that sometimes something seemingly small can be pretty mighty.