Things aren't what they seem

AREN’T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the  night in the home of a wealthy .  The  was 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   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 . After Sharing what little 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 in tears.  Their only , whose 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 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.

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   “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 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 time later…