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Two Traveling Angels

Updated on January 18, 2008

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 beds on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.

When the younger asked why, the older angel replied,

"Things aren't as 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 as they seem," the older angel replied.

"When we stayed in the basemant 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 furtune, 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 as they seem."

Sometimes that is exactly what happenes 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 just might not know it until some time later...

Some people come into out lives and quickly go..

Some people become friends and stay awhile..

Leaving beautiful footprints on our hearts..

And we are never 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 present !

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





Somebody needs you to send this to them

Never take away anyone's hope. That may be all they have.

No idea who the author is ? but loved it and just had to share G-Ma :O)


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    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      10 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      OK Thanks nice to know...G-Ma :o) Hugs

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      10 years ago

      This is not a fictional story. It is from one of the major prophets in the bible. It was him accompaning the angel. I forget which one right now, but will research it and keep you posted.

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      10 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Oh Kenny you are so sweet..and the saying I was trying to type was "I often think of you and...Hope you feel it" I messed up Yippity. But goes to both of you.G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

      I kinow only one angel, she's in Sequim!

    • Yippity profile image


      10 years ago from USA


      Thanks...That one is a Dandy!

      Have a Dynamic Day!!

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      10 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      AuraGem...thank you sweetie,,G-Ma :O) hugs

      Yippity..glad that I could give you a nudge. there is another saying I always have in my mind , that I like "thinking about....and hope you feel it." G-Ma :O) hugs

    • Yippity profile image


      10 years ago from USA

      Today is a Gift that is why it is called the Present.

      I truly know within my heart of hearts that Today is a Gift!

      Thank you so much G-Ma for sharing this beautiful touching story today. I am so grateful for this.

      As we go along,with our day to day lives, it can be so easy to just overlook the beauty of each moment.

      "Moment to Moment" is an amazing place for me and has been for sometime.

      I find life to be grand in the simple pleasures as to me, they are the most lasting.

      Thank you for "gently nudging" me this evening.

      Have a Dynamic Day!

    • AuraGem profile image


      10 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      AWWWWWWWWWWWW Sighhhhhhhhhhh I love stuff like this! A beautifully told story!

      Smiles and Light

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      10 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Thank you all so much...glad you liked this as I did G-Ma :O) Hugs

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      In The Doghouse 

      10 years ago from California

      Trials are just blessings in disguise. :)

    • soyelude profile image


      10 years ago from Lagos - Nigeria

      Sensational!! Things truly are'nt what they many blessings come wrapped in pain so we almost miss them. Great hub G!!

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      Ricardo Nunes 

      10 years ago from Portugal

      Thank you very much G-Ma!

      I was becoming worried with you after reading your latest hubs but now I´m glad to "see" our G-MA again.

      Like MrMarmalade, I just loved it.

    • MrMarmalade profile image


      10 years ago from Sydney

      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 just might not know it until some time later...

      This is one of the best stories on faith I have ever read.

      That was most thoughtful of you to provide it for us.

      I loved it


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