Thursday, December 11, 2008

Singing the name of Baha'u'llah

Backing in September, we had a story of an individual initiative in a C-stage cluster in Florida where a believer has made connections with members of a local Christian church. Here is an update; it shouts for itself. With such receptivity and openness, it’s clear there are so many opportunities to teach!


Results of efforts so far include one declaration after sharing Anna’s presentation, and the start—at the church itself—of a study class based on the compilation, “Bahá’u’lláh’s Teachings on Spiritual Reality”.

And here’s a teaching experience from this morning: . . .

I attended the church’s service one Sunday, and the pastor decided to speak about “angels”. The church has a large screen at the front, and I was surprised to see the word “Bahá’í” and quotes from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

In his presentation, the pastor mentioned that he particularly liked ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s description of angels and the quote “Ye are angels if your feet be firm.” And he introduced me to the entire congregation as a Bahá’í, pointed to the name of Bahá’u’lláh on the screen and asked me to pronounce it. “Bahá’u’lláh,” I sang out joyously, stunned at the opportunity to shout out the name of my Lord in the midst of a packed church. “What was that?” the pastor asked. “BAHA’U’LLAH!” I repeated even louder this time. I was stunned. And very, very happy.

Yá Bahá’u’l-Abhá!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To me, a new Baha'i and a former member of a Christian church...this sounds incredible! I am wondering about how the church started a study class based on Baha'i writings. I would absolutely love to do something like this at a church if it is possible. My former pastor is aware that I am a Baha'i and we've talked about this before.