Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Victorian Portrait Birthday Present: An Angel Message

I came across this gold framed artwork at a year-round flea market at the Eastern Shore. Elliot and I were driving home from a special weekend away at Chincoteague Island.   Usually we make a bee-line for home, but since it was my birthday weekend, he gladly made a stop. 

 It didn't take long until I spotted this Victorian portrait of a young girl with a bouquet of roses, holding an envelope.  In a lovely gold frame, it seemed as if this child was extending a birthday gift to me.  The price was exceptional, and soon the lovely portrait was mounted on our bedroom wall. 
Often I wondered about the envelope.  What was inside?

Thoughts are things, right? 

Several months later, I found the answer.  


It happened while shopping at a local mission thrift shop.  Browsing through a stack of used books, a notecard with that same artwork was tucked inside a book.  The synchronicity was amazing.  You can't make these things happen.  Curious, I opened the card and read the dated handwritten note from a mother to her troubled adult daughter.  Go to Psalm 139 for your answer.  She had written.

 At home, I couldn't wait to read 
Psalm 139. I was so glad that I did.  What a comfort to know that no matter where I am, I can never be separated from the Love of God.   God is All.


If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.                                                     (Psalm 139)


Enjoy your day with the Angels. 


Love and joyful blessings,



Rae Karen