Meditations

Testament of Alison Elizabeth Zaynab Marshall

"Unto everyone hath been enjoined the writing of a will. The testator should head this document with the adornment of the Most Great Name, bear witness therein unto the oneness of God in the Dayspring of His Revelation, and make mention, as he may wish, of that which is praiseworthy, so that it may be a testimony for him in the kingdoms of Revelation and Creation and a treasure with his Lord, the Supreme Protector, the Faithful."
Baha'u'llah: Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph 109

He is the Glorious, the All-Glorious, the Most Glorious

O my Lord, I testify that you are the Manifestation of the Self of God, who has come in this, the Greatest Name, Baha'. You are God's Blessed and Ancient Beauty, His Hidden Treasure, His Beloved One, His Word and His Cause, His annihilated servant and His grievously Wronged One. I testify that you are the Ultimately Real, the Source of God's all-encompassing grace, the Breath of the All-Merciful and the Darling of the Worlds.

I testify that without you I am nothing. You rescued me from death and granted me the privilege of being in the Presence of your Countenance and of serving your Cause. You own my life, my will, my desires, my heart, my soul and my being. I love you above all else in this world and the next. You are my sweetheart, to whom I turn for all answers and on whom I completely rely.

I bear witness that you were, and still are, shamefully wronged by humanity. On account of humanity's rejection and neglect of you - its Best Beloved - you have suffered sorrow that only God can comprehend. I remember the loneliness, destitution and deprivation you suffered in the Most Great Prison, and the torment and heartache constantly heaped upon you because of the actions of your enemies, who could see, but were envious of, your wonderful qualities.

Dear Lord, I dedicate my all to freeing, vindicating and furthering your Cause, testifying to your suffering and meekness, and worshipping your Wondrous Self. Please, I beg you, accept my humble offering and look upon your maidservant with the eye of compassion.

Alison Marshall