Things are not 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 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 their cow die."
"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. 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 this 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 some
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Think about this:
Should you find it hard to get to sleep tonight; just remember the homeless
family who has no bed to lie in.
Should you find yourself stuck in traffic; don't despair. There are people
in this world for whom driving is an unheard of privilege.
Should you have a bad day at work; think of the man who has been out of
work for the last three months.
Should you despair over a relationship gone bad; think of the person who
has never known what it's like to love and be loved in return.
Should you grieve the passing of another weekend; think of the woman in
dire straits, working twelve hours a day, seven days a week, for $15.00
to feed her family.
Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from assistance; think
of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk.
Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror; think of the cancer patient
in chemotherapy who wishes she had hair to examine.
Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering; what is life all about,
what is my purpose? Be thankful, there are those who didn't live long
enough to get the opportunity.