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).
THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM
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
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
/ \ SHE IS YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL
( ) SENT TO WATCH OVER YOU