Thursday, November 22, 2007

God's "...gracious favor..."

Happy Thanks Giving !!!

"I can have no doubt that should the holy breaths of Thy lovingkindness 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, Selection LVIII, p. 90

"The tie of servitude established between the worshiper and the adored One, between the creature and the Creator, should in itself be regarded as a token of His gracious favor unto men, and not as an indication of any merit they may possess. To this testifieth every true and discerning believer."

Bahá’u’lláh: Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, Selection XCIV, p. 194