Since I was a little girl, I’ve always been so inspired and blessed by the TV show Touched by an Angel that aired on America’s channel CBS for years beginning in the nineties. It always brought joy to my heart and tears to my eyes-but they were tears from the awesome encouragement given by the show. Looking back now, nearly twenty years later, all of those story lines, and great messages still linger.
My most favorite episode which really stands out in my mind, living in my heart, is called Psalm 151. One of the main characters in the story, the child with Cystic Fibrosis mother Audrey, says in the beginning of the episode how none of the 150 Psalms in G-d’s Word, The Holy Bible, could express the greatest joy she felt when her son Petey was born. Sadly, due to the troubles and hardships that were laid before them, she was unable to finish the song. One day in her son’s bedroom she discovered a list of things that Petey wanted to do before he died. Number 5 was for his mother to finish that song.
Above Petey is pictured being held by Andrew, the angel of death.
So later on in the show…
The Angel Monica’s (played by Roma Downey) message to Audrey (Wynonna Judd):
“There’s someone else who wants you to finish that song. You began it as a Psalm-a hymn of praise to G-d. G-d wants to hear it. All of it…You must finish what you began with the best that you have to give. Just as Petey is finishing the life he began with all the love and courage that his heart can give. He deserves nothing less from you…
(Then Monica’s monologue here continues with the story of Audrey’s son and how he needs to come home to G-d and to Heaven to no longer suffer).
That’s why G-d gives us inspiration. He puts into our spirit things that could not come out of our own minds. G-d loves you, Audrey, and He wants to help you write this song. It’ll be your gift to Petey, yes, but it will also be G-d’s gift to you. Because on those nights that seem so long and so quiet, when your arms feel empty, when the table is set just for one, and you think that your heart can’t bear to face another day without your little boy that song of praise for his life will rise in your soul again and again and you will make it through to another morning. Every time you sing the words they’ll lift you higher. And just as every step that Petey took in his life brought him closer to Heaven, he brought everyone in his life a little bit closer to it too. Tell him that. Tell the world you will never forget. Be a witness to a life lived completely and loved. Oh, write it, Audrey! Write the 151st Psalm.”
By the way, as part of the plot, Petey and his best friend meet up with world famous singer Celine Dion. In closing, I read tonight that 100% of all profit made by Celine Dion’s appearance in this 100th episode of Touched by an Angel went to a wonderful organization to help those with Cystic Fibrosis in Canada where she is from. Its all about love. That’s why I love this show. The message is clear in every episode.
“G-d loves you.”
I hope you find this angel’s words as encouraging and inspiring as I did. I could not find this monologue any place on the web, so I watched that show again and slowed it down to transfer it to my post. Hope you enjoyed it, and thanks for stopping by!
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