Two Traveling Angels

Greg Goodman
Two Traveling Angels

  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
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 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 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..
 Yesterday is history.
 Tomorrow a mystery.
 Today is a gift.
 That's why it's called t
he present! 
  Never take away anyone's hope, That may be all they have.