I wandered down the unknown path

of physical pain and misery,

And just when my hope was fading,

God sent an angel down to me.

She was a Watercolor Angel and

soft sunlight touched her head.

She carried something in her hand

as she approached my bed.

It was a message of encouragement

to keep holding on and not despair.

My reassurance that God loved me

and would keep me in His care.

She told me that this trial I'm in

might be difficult and long,

But with faith I'd see God heal me

and again I would be strong.

Oh, my Watercolor Angel,

with your clear, transparent face,

I would delight to focus on you

but must instead embrace God's grace.

So I closed my eyes and let her go..

to vanish with my tears like rain.

Then as I prayed with thankful heart,

I felt my first relief from pain.

As I lay on my bed of affliction,

new hope surged within my heart

For the peace that passes understanding

was what she'd come to impart.

No matter how much I am hurting,

God gives me grace to persevere

And I know that He will bear my pain

because He is always here.

Someday when I'm completely healed,

maybe God will again let me see

A vision of my Watercolor Angel

so I can thank her properly.

But if I don't have that privilege,

even then it will be alright

For comforting memories will linger

of the message God sent tonight.

Original Poem, Dorothea K. Barwick 4-03

On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.
Psalm 63:6-7 (NIV)

It is so hard when we are used to being healthy, to have to endure sickness even for a short time. And when pain lingers and our body cries out for relief, we sometimes find it difficult to face the challenges that lie ahead. So today, I'm sending you a Watercolor Angel, a symbol of God's blessings to encourage you to keep trusting in Him. for He will send relief and one morning you will awaken with a song of praise on your lips and a feeling of joy in your heart...because God is faithful...all the time!!

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The Beautiful Little Angel was painted by
Dona Gelsinger
Many Thanks to the Artist