Two traveling angels

February 8, 2010 at 6:05 am 2 comments

This was shared with me via email by Michelle and it certainly spoke to me.  I tried to find an author but it appears to be unknown.  I hope you enjoy as much as I did.

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 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 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 sometime later….


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And away we go Ahh so naive

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nanc  |  February 8, 2010 at 10:08 am

    This is so true!! Many things happen in our lives, that at the time, we wonder “Why me?”. Things are not always what they seem. My mom used to say that when times are tough we grow in character. My response was always..”I have enough thank you, I don’t want anymore!” She would smile and hug me while saying “always say have faith, one day the answer will be revealed to you.” She was soooo right!

    Nis, you are loved greatly! The answer will come, have faith and lean on others for awhile. ((((((hug)))))))

  • 2. anissastein  |  February 8, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    You have a wise mom! And thanks Nanc – you have been awesome 🙂 Anissa


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