Who was `Abdu'l-Bahá, and why did He come to the West?

Friday, December 7, 2012

December 7, 1912 A new journey!

Earl Redman writes:

"The Celtic took eight days to reach Liverpool. On 7 December the weather was as warm and pleasant as spring and the sailors were surprised because this was usually the time for storms. The Captain visited 'Abdu'l-Baha and expressed his pleasure in having him on the ship. 'Abdu'l-Baha said He would like to see a big storm and said, 'In future people will cross the Atlantic in airships; steamers will only carry freight' (this was fifteen years before the first transatlantic flight). Two days later, the sea began to get rough, as though in answer to 'Abdu'l-Baha's desire. 'Abdu'l-Baha stayed on the deck watching the growing storm. He said, 'Look at that imperial wave, how it mounts high and devours the smaller waves! It is a wonderful sight. This is the best day. I am enjoying it.'"  ('Abdu'l-Bahá in Their Midst, 273)

And thus we have the start to a new journey!

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