Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Things Aren't Always What They Seem


Things Aren’t Always What They Seem


Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy
family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the
mansion’s guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the
cold basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw
a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the
older angel replied,

Things aren’t always what they seem.

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very
hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had the
couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good
night’s rest.

When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his
wife in tears.

Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the
field. The younger angel
was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you have let this happen

The first man had everything, yet you helped him. she accused. The second
family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow

Things aren’t always what they seem, the older angel replied.

When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold
stored in that hole in the wall

Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good
fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it. He continued, Then last
night as we slept in the farmers bed, the
angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead. Things aren’t
always what they seem.

Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don’t turn out the way
they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every outcome is
always to your advantage.

You might not know it until sometime later…


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