Upon him be Baha’u’l-Abha!
O thou who art confirmed by the Divine Spirit!
A thousand times bravo because thou didst forego the physical comfort and rest in order to proclaim the glad tidings of the heavenly illumination. Thou didst gird up the loins of service and traveled to Holland to diffuse the Fragrances of God. Shouldst thou realize how blessed is this trip, unquestionably thou wouldst not rest for one moment, and uninterruptedly thou wouldst engage in the promotion of the Cause of the Almighty. Thou didst well to hasten from London to Holland.
With his heart and spirit ‘Abdu'l-Baha was thy guide and companion. Although in body he was far, yet in spirit he was near. I hope from the bestowals of the Lord of Hosts, His Holiness the Promised One, that this voyage may assume the importance of the voyage of Peter and Paul when the latter went to Antioch. Consider what important results that voyage had. Now the results of thy journey will be greater than that. Know thou this of a certainty
Upon thee be Baha’u’l-Abha
(Signed) ‘Abdu’l-Baha Abbas
(Star of the West, vol. 5, no. 19, March 2, 1915)