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2 Angels - More moving than humorous

Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by TexasSky, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. TexasSky

    TexasSky Guest

    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 we think they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every out come is always to your advantage. You just might not know it until some time later...
  2. Brian30755

    Brian30755 New Member

    Feb 14, 2005
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    Thank you for a wonderful illustration that will be perfect to use in a lesson on Faith I'm teaching this Sunday.
  3. Rachel

    Rachel New Member

    Oct 3, 2004
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  4. yeshua4me2

    yeshua4me2 New Member

    Jul 6, 2005
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    love that illistartion, thanks for reminding me.
  5. Artimaeus

    Artimaeus Active Member

    Nov 30, 2002
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    Jam 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;