Angels (4/19/13)

Two traveling angels stopped and spent the night at at rich family's house. The rude family refused to give them angels the mansion's guest room. Instead the angels shown to the cold basement.

Making their bed on the floor, the older angel saw & fixed a hole in the wall. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied... "Things aren't always what they seem."

The next night the pair stayed at the house of a very poor but warm and hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing their small dinner, the farmers let the angels sleep in their bed and slept on the floor.

When the sun came up, the angels found them in tears. Their only milk cow, their sole income, lay dead in the field.

The younger angel was infuriated and said, "How could you let this happen!? The first family had everything, yet you helped him. These people have little but share everything joyfully, and you let their cow die."

"Things aren't always what they seem," the older angel replied. "When we stayed in the basement, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole. 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. Last night as we slept in the farmer's bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave her the cow instead. Things aren't always what they seem."

Sometimes this is what happens when things don't go the way you think they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every outcome is always to your advantage whether you know that now or later.