‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s love of God and Bahá’u’lláh brought a calm and a serenity which adverse circumstances could not shake, whether it be shots fired in the night, chains, locusts, bombardments of Haifa, or the threat of death. For example, He did not wish to conceal the chains with which He was ‘paraded through the streets’ accompanied by friendly soldiers. In 1915 locusts destroyed the vegetation. For months news from the Bahá’í world did not reach Him and Haifa endured three bombardments. Lua Getsinger wrote that it was wonderful to witness the calm majesty of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá as He went about among the people, whose only hope and help He was.