April 19, 2016, Prescott-
This evening, we Baha’is began the twelve days of the Ridvan Festival, a time commemorating Baha’u’llah’s announcement of His station and mission, to His family and closest companions.
Twelve days in the most bountiful garden,
exuding the most divine of fragrances
even as all inhaled the beautiful scents of nature.
Ridvan, in the midst of the Tigris,
an island that sent the Lord of the Age
forth to western Asia’s greatest city.
Yet, during these twelve days,
all was about summoning a new race of men.