According to God’s Will

Numerous angelic beings came down to the riverside and began blessing the Tarendrans and Mar Mani Khaila. The angelic beings placed a wreath upon the head of Mani and said, ‘Blessing and honour is given to you, O King of the Religion of Light, for you have been blessed by the Father of Greatness and by the Living Spirit.’ The Tarendrans bowed before Mani Khaila and blessed his name; and Mar Mani bowed before the heavens and said, ‘According to Your will, Father of Greatness, according to Your words and all that You instruct through Your Son the Living Spirit, I shall do. Praise be to Yisho the Light of the World.’” — 2 Prophecy of the Trees 12:20-22

From the Holy Scriptures of the Religion of Light, we can clearly see that it is by the very Will of God Almighty that His angelic creatures, along with the sons of Mir Tarendra, give praise and honour to Mar Mani Khaila. The passage in our devotional says that the “angelic beings placed a wreath upon the head” of our Blessed Instructor — the Teacher of Light.

It was according to God’s Will that the celestial beings referred to Mar Mani Khaila as the “King of the Religion of Light.” He has been given this title of distinction because he has “been blessed by the Father of Greatness and by the Living Spirit.”

We should live by the example of those celestial beings and of the Tarendrans who witnessed the blessed events mentioned in the passage, and always be ready to defend the Divine Teaching, our Teacher of Light and all that he stands for, because it was according to God’s Will that Mar Mani Khaila was given to us.

May we always be grateful, and give praise to the Father of Greatness and to the Living Spirit, while giving honour to Mar Mani Khaila. May we always show forth our thanksgiving for the blessed gifts provided by the Father.

By day and by night we praise Mar Mani, the King of the Religion of Light.
Praise to Mar Mani Khaila, victory to his Bema of Light.
By day and by night we praise the Name of the Father of Greatness.
Praise Ya in the highest, victory to His Name!
(2 Prophecy of the Trees 11:18, 19)

(JBS)

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