Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Birthday Present: An Angel Message

I came across this artwork at a flea market at the Eastern Shore. Elliot and I were driving home from a special birthday weekend at Chincoteague Island.   Usually we don't stop, but since it was still my birthday weekend, he gladly let me roam.  At one of the flea market tables, I saw this Victorian portrait of a young girl with a bouquet of roses and a card.  It seemed so appropriate for my birthday that I ended up buying it from a vendor.  She smiled, and even called me Angel when I told her it was my birthday present to me. 

Often, I would find myself imagining what the card in her envelope might say. 

Several months later, the answer came in a surprising way. Skimming through a stack of books at a local mission thrift store, I found the same artwork on a notecard, tucked inside a book.  A  note from a mother to her troubled adult daughter. She had written about having more faith: Go to Psalm 139 for your answer. 

I followed her advice and read the comforting Psalm that nothing can ever come between me and God.  God goes with me wherever I go.  

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