An old weathered painting that I discovered in an antique shop many years ago has moved with me over the past twenty years. I bought Da Vinci's replica of The Last Supper at a time when my life was going through a great transformation. I had left everything familiar and moved to another state, leaving my home, belongings, family and friends to begin a brand new chapter in Life. The Last Supper had caught my eye, a dear treasure that had been in someone's home forever. The simple weathered shoelace used to hang it from was endearing.
I admit the past several years, it has been tucked away behind a door with some other artwork.
An angel thought came to me before getting out of bed this morning. "Find that forgotten picture and hang it up in plain view."
So I did. I put it in the kitchen, a place of sustenance. Satisfied, I turned off the overhead light. I was in for a surprise. I caught a glimpse of another creative display not of my making.
High up on the wall, were two silhouettes! A tall graceful angel appeared to be greeting a beautiful butterfly as they communed in silence above the ornate hand-painted armoire.
The colorful Angel had been a gift to myself last Christmas. Her tremendous size and bright red gown made it easy for me to see her. And, the copper butterfly ornament had been a garden gift from a friend. When the gazing ball broke in a storm, the butterfly landed on top of the armoire. Both were placed there without much thought, but in hindsight I see they were waiting for me to catch up.
By their presence, the two silhouettes told their own story of transformation.
Afterwards I took a photo of The Last Supper. More detail came into focus; the bird wall clock and kitchen window were reflected in the glass. And then, an angel thought reminded me of a recent Bible verse I've been pondering.
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." (Revelations 3:20)
My daily spiritual email quote was timed perfectly, too.
See in every material possession,
legitimately gained and held,
a symbol of our heavenly Father's
love and care.
--Rev. G.A. Kratzer
I loved this reminder to see with new eyes all of the wonderful blessings around us. To make time for stillness and reflection in our busy world. To answer the inner door of our higher consciousness and welcome the indwelling Christ to supper.
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
Love and joyful blessings,