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 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 out come is always to your advantage. You just might not know it until some time  later...

> > > >                                    Oooo
> > > >    Some  people            (    )
> > > >    come into our lives    )  /
> > > >    and quickly go..       (_ /
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >               oooO
> > > >                (    )       Some  people
> > > >                 \  (        become friends
> > > >                  \_ )    and stay awhile...
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >    leaving  beautiful       Oooo
> > > >    footprints on  our         (
> > > >         hearts...                    )  /
> > > >                                       ( _/
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >                     oooO
> > > >                       (    )      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 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
> > > >                  ____


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 wants you to find him/her.
-somebody is celebrating your  successes.
-somebody  wants to give you a gift.
-somebody thinks that you ARE a  gift.
-somebody  loves you.
-somebody  admires your strength.
-somebody is thinking of you and smiling.
-somebody wants to be your shoulder  to cry on.

   SOMEBODY NEEDS YOU TO - today tell someone about the hope that you have because of Jesus.