nineteen days

day nine

Posted in day nine, the fast - 2014 by leila on March 10, 2014

Say: This is the Paradise on whose foliage the wine of utterance hath imprinted the testimony: “He that was hidden from the eyes of men is revealed, girded with sovereignty and power!” This is the Paradise, the rustling of whose leaves proclaims: “O ye that inhabit the heavens and the earth! There hath appeared what hath never previously appeared. He Who, from everlasting, had concealed His Face from the sight of creation is now come.” From the whispering breeze that wafteth amidst its branches there cometh the cry: “He Who is the sovereign Lord of all is made manifest. The Kingdom is God’s,” while from its streaming waters can be heard the murmur: “All eyes are gladdened, for He Whom none hath beheld, Whose secret no one hath discovered, hath lifted the veil of glory, and uncovered the countenance of Beauty.”


“Those hearts, however, that are aware of His Presence, are close to Him, and are to be regarded as having drawn nigh unto His throne.”


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sarah johnson/left (guam, usa): Should cherry juice make one this sleepy?

synnøve deng/right (nanjing, china): “There is nothing sweeter in the world of existence than prayer.”
Prayer has truly sweetened my Fast this year, and has left me with a serene, inner calm in the midst of my Chinese language studies. I also appreciate the flowers blooming, and spring hinting at its arrival.

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  1. Dianne said, on March 11, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Suuuch beautiful photos – each one of them!! Sarah you have thoroughly made me miss the tropics. (Which i know has nothing to do with the Fast… but there it is.)

    • Sarah said, on March 12, 2014 at 12:44 am

      Dear Dianne,
      May you return, someday. Hope you have a wonderful Fast.

  2. Mary said, on March 15, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Love the connection of the photographs and the quotes! Beautiful!

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