July 16, 2020

1979-1985: The “emergence of the Faith from obscurity”

As we enter the final year of the Seven Year Plan, [1979-1986] confidence of victory and a growing sense of the opening of a new stage in the onward march of the Faith must arouse in every Baha'i heart feelings of gratitude and eager expectation. Victory in the Plan is now within sight, and at its completion the summation of its achievements may well astonish us all. But the great, the historic feature of this period is the emergence of the Faith from obscurity, promoted by the steadfast heroism of the renowned, the indefatigable, dearly loved Baha'i community of Baha'u'llah's and the Bab's native land. 
- The Universal House of Justice  (Ridvan 1985; ‘Messages from the Universal House of Justice 1963-1986’)