Friday, July 24, 2020

The Sea Hath Its Pearls: An Angel Message

This 1897 painting by William Henry Margetson turned up last month at an antique warehouse where Elliot and I had gone to look for an area rug.  It was one of those Holy Spirit gifts as it was propped up against a wall, oddly out of place. My eyes lit up at first sight.   The owner offered to sell the large gold framed seascape for only $35…a miracle!  We didn’t find a carpet, but a “pearl”.  :-D

I’ve always loved the ocean, and the inviting picture is on the living room wall above the piano.   A reminder to take time out during the day and soak up the serenity of enjoying simple things in life by being fully present in the moment.

 From the painting's title, The Sea Hath Its Pearls, I thought the woman had found a pearl in the sand, but it was later explained to me that the artist was alluding that the maiden herself was the pearl.  I liked that idea--that we are each a pearl on the shores of time by the sea of eternity.  (Seems I've  heard that somewhere)

A natural pearl is made from an oyster's defense mechanism to combat an irritant that has worked its way into an oyster.  The oyster uses a fluid to coat the "intruder". Over time, layer upon layer of this coating is what forms a lustrous pearl.  A good metaphor for how our own adversities can be used to create something beautiful within us, with the help of the Holy Spirit and the angels.

 Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen