Things Are Not Always What They Seem

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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 they 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 are not always as 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 ownly cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.  The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older one how he could let that happen?  ‘The first family had everything, yet you helped them.  This family has nothing and shared all that they had with us and you let their cow die. Why?’

‘Things aren’t always what they seem,’ said the older angel.”

Aaaah…. Here’s the rest of the story…

The older angel explained that when they stayed in the mansion he had noticed there was gold hidden in the hole in the wall.  Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, the angel sealed the wall so he would never find it.

Then the next night as they slept in the farmer’s bed, the angel of death came for the farmer’s wife.  The older angel explained, ‘I simply convinced him to take the cow instead.’

Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don’t turn out the way we think they should.  With faith just trust that every outcome has a reason and a bright side.

The reason and its advantage may not be apparent until some time later…if ever.

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