In the next two Hidden Words, Bahá’u’lláh tells us not only of our relationship to Him, saying “Thy hearing is My hearing,” and “Thy sight is My sight,” but also of what our relationship should be with all of His servants saying, “Deny not My servant should he ask anything from thee”. After all, if we do indeed strive to hear with His hearing and see with His sight, we should see all of His servants with the love that He sees them and can really understand it when Bahá’u’lláh says “for his face is My face;” it would be truly wonderful to develop the spiritual capacity to see Him in every face and respond accordingly.
“O SON OF THE THRONE! Thy hearing is My hearing, hear thou therewith. Thy sight is My sight, do thou see therewith, that in thine inmost soul thou mayest testify unto My exalted sanctity, and I within Myself may bear witness unto an exalted station for thee.” [Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, No. A44.]
“O SON OF MAN! Deny not My servant should he ask anything from thee, for his face is My face; be then abashed before Me.” [Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, No. A30.]
If all this seems extremely difficult, don’t be discouraged. Bahá’u’lláh Himself tells us how difficult loving Him will be in Hidden Word # 66 from the Arabic, presented next. The following Hidden Word, # 67 from the Arabic, also gives a clue as to why we may have difficulty understanding.
“O CHILDREN OF THE DIVINE AND INVISIBLE ESSENCE! Ye shall be hindered from loving Me and souls shall be perturbed as they make mention of Me. For minds cannot grasp Me nor hearts contain Me.” [Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, No. A66.]
“O SON OF BEAUTY! By My spirit and by My favor! By My mercy and by My beauty! All that I have revealed unto thee with the tongue of power, and have written for thee with the pen of might, hath been in accordance with thy capacity and understanding, not with My state and the melody of My voice.” [Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, No. A67.]
However difficult this may be, though, He also gives us plenty of encouragement to reach out to Him and tells us of His gifts to us