THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS WHAT THEY
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 guestroom. 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, he accused. The second family had little but was willing
to share everything, and you let the cow die.
"Things aren't always what they seem," the older
"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 that is exactly what happens when
things don't turn out the way we think 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 time later...
Things aren't always what they seem. "But all
things happen for the good of those who love God." (Romans 8:12)
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