Jul 27, 2008

Two Travelling Angels

Two travelling 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


"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


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 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


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 they should. If you have

faith, you just need to trust that every outcome

is always to your advantage. You just might not

know it until some time later..

Some people ( )
come into our lives ) /
and quickly go.. (_ /

( ) Some people
\ ( become friends
\ _) and stay awhile...

leaving beautiful Oooo
footprints on our ( )
hearts.. ) /
(_ /

( ) and we are
\ ( never
\ _) quite the same
because we have
made a good

Yesterday is history.

Tomorrow a mystery.

Today is a gift.

That's why it's called the present!


The Broken Man said...

That's a great story - I will have to share it with our younth group!


The Broken Man


Anonymous said...

Good motivational story.