To most this is a popular story, but I have decided to share it again nonetheless. It’s always nice to be reminded 😉
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 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 their 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 her the cow instead. Things aren’t always what they seem.”
A beautiful reminder of the unseen battles our LORD and the angels He has assigned to our lives fight on our behalf. Sometimes, when things seem a little bad- praise Him anyway, for I can promise you -without the slightest shadow of doubt- it was intended to be much worse. Our God is good, and He is just. There is always more to everything than meets the eye; so learn to praise Him even in the storm!