Matthew 7:13-14

Enter in through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there are who go in through it. Because narrow is the gate and straight is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. ~ Matthew 7:13-14

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Two Traveling Angels

Have you had an experience lately that is unfair and undeserved? Have you tried your best, prayed your prayers, fulfilled your commitments and yet you have still seemed to receive only an unjust reward from fate, friends, family or employers? Read the parable below of the Two Traveling Angels. The Lord sees everything and He truly cares for and guards those who care for Him, and His brethren.

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 went out of your way to help him! The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and yet you let the 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 him the cow instead.

Things aren't always what they seem.' No matter what things seem to be, if you have been faithful you can also have faith and trust that every outcome is always to your advantage. You just might not know it until some time later...

Some people come into our 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! and savor every moment...
This is not a dress rehearsal!

Right Now..
somebody is thinking of you.
somebody is caring about you.
somebody misses you
somebody wants to talk to you.
somebody wants to be with you.
somebody hopes you aren't in trouble.
somebody is thankful for the support you have provided.
somebody wants to hold your hand.
somebody hopes everything turns out all right.
somebody wants you to be happy.
somebody is celebrating your successes.
somebody wants to give you a gift.
somebody thinks that you ARE a gift.
somebody admires your strength.
somebody is thinking of you and smiling.
somebody wants to be your shoulder to cry on.
somebody needs what you have to give
somebody loves you.

Remember - Never take away any one's hope. That may be all they have to see them through and all they have in the world to share with others.

We pray that this helps you and gives you hope and joy in spite of all your circumstances that may surround you.

Love & Blessings,
Dennis & Wendy

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