IJMC Angels

                          IJMC - Angels

You know, I think I have gone my whole life so far without a single angel,
much less two at once, appearing at my doorstep asking for a place to
sleep. Someone came by a week or so ago and offered to mow my lawn for
me. The lawn badly needed mowing, but I did not have any gasoline for my
lawn mower...shame, really. I did mow the lawn the next weekend. Once I
pick up the parts for the mower, I will even mow it again. Woo-hoo!  -dave


 Keep reading to the bottom of the page -- don't stop
 at the feet (You'll see).

 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

 "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 might not know it until
 sometime later...
 Some people             (    )
 come into our lives     )   /
 and quickly go..       (_ /

             (    )      Some people
              \  (        become friends
               \_)       and stay

 leaving beautiful      Ooooo
 footprints on our     (     )
 hearts...              )   /
                        ( _/
         (     )
          \   (      and we aren't
           \_ )      quite the same
                     because we have
                     made a good friend!!

 Yesterday is history.  Tomorrow a mystery.
 Today is a gift.  That's why it's called the

 I think this is special...live and savor every
 moment...  This is not a dress rehearsal!

  (\       /)
  ( \  __ / )
  (  \( )/  )
  (  /   \  )    TAKE THIS LITTLE ANGEL
  ( /  \/ \ )   AND KEEP HER CLOSE TO YOU
  (         )    SENT TO WATCH OVER YOU

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