Joseph is here again with a story from a few years ago.
It talks of an “Angel” coming to take someone home. This I did not and still do not believe happens, so what is the point of the story. Well the story tells of a hard working man who would not stop working and this “Situation” is in everyone of us in one way or another (It was with me in my working life) could never see that “One day I would not be here” what then?
So please take the story as a way of opening your eyes to see what you might be doing while you still have the time to be doing something that “Could be more important to you”
The next set of words come from my diary and were written at the time:
I wrote this story on bank holiday Monday, 6th June 1996.
I was having a cup of tea, the time about 8-30 am. I was thinking of going to a large market they have here, on Brighton racecourse, when this story came into my head.
The whole story was there in a few moments and it took me all morning to write it down, needless to say I did not go out.
The story up set me a little because I cannot spend the time I would like to spend with my family. But in all truth there is no other reason on this earth that I would be away from my family other than the need to do the things that I do and to walk the path I have now chosen to walk.
So here is a story from spirit and myself, that I feel needs to be heeded by everyone not just the readers of this writing. I feel the story is set a long time ago, in a warm country....
AND THERE WAS A LAND OWNER, A FARMER, A GOOD HARD WORKING MAN. A FAMILY MAN WHO LOVED HIS WIFE AND SEVEN CHILDREN WITH A LOVE THAT WAS STRONGER THAN ANY MAN. BECAUSE OF HIS GOOD AND HONEST WAYS WITH EVERYONE HE EVER MEET AND ESPECIALLY WITH HIS SERVANTS, HIS LIFE AND HIS HOME WAS A SHRINE TO HIS WAY OF LIFE. HE HAD MANY FINE POSSESSIONS AND MUCH COIN IN GOLD AND SILVER.
HE WAS STILL QUITE YOUNG AND VERY FIT, BUT HE FOUND AS TIME DID PASS THE HOURS HE DID WORK WERE MORE EACH YEAR AND NOW THEY WERE MORE THAN HE SPENT WITH HIS FAMILY IN HIS FINE HOME. SO HE SAID TO HIMSELF AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SPRING SESSION;
“I WILL WORK ALL THE HARDER THIS YEAR AND WHEN THE FRUITS OF MY LABOURS ARE IN I WILL STOP WORKING AND SPEND ALL MY WHOLE TIME WITH MY BELOVED FAMILY”
AND SO HE DID WORK ALONG SIDE HIS MANY SERVANTS, EVERY HOUR THAT HE WAS AWAKE HE DID SPEND WORKING. OVER ALL THE SUMMER AND MOST OF THE AUTUMN MONTHS HE DID BUT HARDLY SEE ANY OF HIS FAMILY, BUT IN HIS MIND WAS THE THOUGHT.
WHEN I AM FINISHED, LOOK AT ALL THE TIME I WILL HAVE TO SPEND WITH MY BELOVED FAMILY
NOW THERE HAD BEEN AN ANGEL OF THE LORD, SENT TO BRING THE GOOD MAN HOME. HE WAS DRESSED AS ANY OTHER MAN OF THE DAY AND LOOKED JUST LIKE ANY OTHER MAN OF THE DAY.
THE ANGEL HAD SPENT A LITTLE TIME WATCHING THE MAN, BUT INSTEAD OF JUST TAKING HIM, THE ANGEL WALKED OVER TO THE GOOD MAN, WHO WAS WORKING IN A SMALL FIELD ON HIS OWN. HE DID SPEAK UNTO HIM, BUT NOT EXPLAINING FROM WHERE HE CAME, HE ASKED HIM WHY HE WORKED SO HARD WHEN HE HAD SUCH A NICE FAMILY AND A MAGNIFICENT HOUSE.
THE GOOD MAN EXPLAINED THIS WAS GOING TO BE HIS LAST SEASON AND ONCE THE FRUITS OF HIS LABOURS WERE IN HE WOULD BE SPENDING ALL HIS TIME WITH HIS FAMILY.
NOW THE ANGEL HAVING WITHIN HIS WORKING GUIDE LINES, AUTHORITY TO GIVE A LITTLE EXTRA TIME IF HE SO WISHED DID HAVE A FEELING OF COMPASSION TOWARDS THE GOOD MAN SO HE DID DECIDE TO GIVE HIM A FEW DAYS EXTRA ON EARTH. HE COULD NOT TELL THE GOOD MAN THIS OR WHO HE WAS OR FROM WHERE HE CAME, SO A QUESTION HE DID ASK;
“MY HARD WORKING FRIEND, IF IT WOULD BE SHOWN TO YOU THAT YOUR TIME ON EARTH WOULD BE VERY SOON OVER AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD WAS COMING VERY SOON WHAT WOULD YOU DO?”
THE GOOD MAN REPLIED WITHOUT ANY THOUGHT;
“I WOULD SPEND WHATEVER TIME I HAD LEFT WITH MY BELOVED WIFE AND MY CHILDREN AND I WOULD SEE TO THEIR WELFARE FOR WHEN I AM NOT HERE”
“WELL SAID MY FRIEND, THEN WHY DO YOU NOT STOP WORKING, AS YOU HAVE MANY SERVANTS? THEY WILL SEE TO IT ALL FOR YOU, WHILE YOU GO HOME AND HAVE TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY”
THE MAN REPLIED;
“WHY SHOULD I STOP NOW WHEN WE ARE ALMOST FINISHED IN OUR ENDEAVOURS”
THE ANGEL THEN SAID;
“BECAUSE YOUR TIME ON EARTH CAN END AT ANY TIME AND YOU WOULD BE BETTER EMPLOYED BACK AT HOME WITH YOUR FAMILY, WOULD YOU NOT”
THE MAN REPLIED;
“DO NOT CONCERN YOURSELF MY FRIEND, I AM BUT STILL YOUNG, HEALTHY AND STILL VERY FIT, I HAVE MANY YEARS TO LIVE YET”
“BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT” ASKED THE ANGEL.
“WELL I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHEN MY TIME IS COME BUT I CANNOT SEE THAT IT WOULD BE NOW, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH ME LOOK I AM FIT AND HEALTHY AND I FEEL THAT I HAVE MANY YEARS LEFT, SO IF YOU WOULD BUT LET ME CARRY ON IN MY ENDEAVOURS, I WILL FINISH THE SOONER”
NOW SOME OF THE GOOD MANS SERVANTS WERE WORKING IN THE FIELD NEXT TO HIM. THEY HAD SEEN HIM STOP WORKING AND WAS JUST STANDING THERE, NOT LOOKING AROUND OR ANYTHING ONE OF THEM SAID IT LOOKED AS IF HE WAS TALKING TO SOMEONE. BUT THEY COULD SEE HE WAS STOOD ON HIS OWN SO THE SERVANTS TALKED TOGETHER OF WHAT TO DO AND DID DECIDE TO WAIT TO SEE WHAT HE DID.
THE ANGEL DID SAY TO THE GOOD MAN;
“AS YOU WILL MY FRIEND, I WILL REST AWHILE, BY HERE UNDER THIS TREE THEN I WILL BE ON MY WAY” AND SO SAYING, HE SAT DOWN BUT A FEW PACES FROM THE GOOD MAN.
“AS YOU WISH, MY FRIEND”
REPLIED THE GOOD MAN, WHILE HE DID CONTINUE IN HIS WORK.
WHILE THE ANGEL WATCHED HIM WORK, HE THOUGHT TO HIMSELF;
FOOLISH MAN TO WORK SO HARD AND FOR WHAT! HE HAS MORE THEN HE WOULD HAVE EVER NEEDED. I WILL GIVE HIM BUT ONE MORE CHANCE, TO SEE IF HE WILL RETURN TO HIS HOUSE AND HIS FAMILY FOR I WILL NOT SIT HERE FOR A FEW DAYS JUST TO SEE HIM WORK
WITH THAT THE ANGEL RAISED HIS HAND TOWARDS THE GOOD MAN WHO THEN SUDDENLY FELT VERY LIGHT HEADED AND FELL TO HIS KNEES, HOLDING HIS HEAD. THE SERVANTS SEEING THEIR MASTER FALL TO HIS KNEES, LOOKED AT EACH OTHER AND STARTED TO RUN TOWARDS HIM, CALLING OUT;
“MASTER, MASTER, WE ARE COMING, DO NOT WORRY”
THE ANGEL CALLED TO HIM;
“ARE YOU OKAY, MY FRIEND?”
“NOT REALLY, IT MUST BE THE HEAT OF THE DAY”
“WHY DO YOU NOT GO HOME?”
“NO! I WILL BE OKAY IN A MOMENT”
THE ANGEL WALKED THE FEW PACES TO HIM AND SAID;
“MY FRIEND, WHY DO YOU NOT GO HOME, YOU’RE WIFE AND FAMILY ARE THERE,
THEY WILL SEE TO YOUR NEEDS”
THE GOOD MAN LOOKED UP AT THE ANGEL AND SAID;
“WILL YOU LET ME ALONE, WHAT IS IT TO DO WITH YOU ANYWAY, MY SERVANTS ARE COMING THEY WILL HELP ME AND WHEN I AM RESTED AND HAD SOMETHING TO EAT I WILL FINISH MY WORK”
AS THE SERVANTS CAME CLOSE TO THEIR MASTER, THE ANGEL PUT OUT HIS HAND AND TOUCHED THE GOOD MAN ON HIS HEAD, SAYING;
“NO MY FRIEND, YOU WILL NOT FINISH YOUR ENDEAVOURS, IF YOU WILL NOT GO HOME TO
YOUR HOUSE TO REST THEN YOU WILL COME WITH ME AND REST”
AND SO SAYING, THE GOOD MAN FELL ON TO HIS SIDE AND TOOK HIS LAST BREATH JUST AS HIS SERVANTS REACHED HIS SIDE.
That is the end of the story with this ending. Up to here I looked on this man as very silly but he did not know whom he was talking to or how long he had left, but none of us know that, do we? We all spend such a lot of time on things we think are so important but in reality the only important things, are time and the time we have? The story has another ending and continues. Also, the way I looked at this silly man changed.
AS THE SPIRIT CAME OUT OF THE GOOD MANS BODY HE DID STAND NEXT TO THE ANGEL AND CALL OUT TO HIS SERVANTS, BUT THEY DID NOT HEAR HIM; THEY WERE BUSY SEEING TO THE DEAD BODY. THEN THE GOOD MAN DID SEE HIS BODY LAYING IN THE FIELD WHERE HE HAD FALLEN, LOOKING WORRIED HE TURNED TO THE ANGEL AND ASKED;
“HOW CAN THIS BE, I AM HERE AND ALSO THERE?”
THE ANGEL REPLIED;
“YOU ARE HERE, THIS IS YOU, YOU ARE A SPIRIT, THAT THERE”
POINTING TO THE BODY ON THE GROUND, HE CONTINUED;
“THAT IS YOUR OLD BODY, YOU HAVE NO MORE USE FOR IT”
THE GOOD MAN SAID;
“BUT HOW CAN THIS BE, I AM NOT OLD, I AM VERY FIT AND HEALTHY I HAVE EVERYTHING TO LIVE FOR. EVERYTHING A MAN COULD WISH FOR, A LOVING WIFE, WONDERFUL CHILDREN AND A FINE HOME, HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN TO ME?”
THE ANGEL REPLIED
“I DID TRY TO TELL YOU, TO HELP YOU SO YOU COULD GO HOME FOR A FEW DAYS”
THE GOOD MAN WAS BY NOW REALISING WHAT HAD HAPPENED AND WAS STARTING TO FEEL SICK WITHIN HIS STOMACH. HE ASKED THE ANGEL WHO HE WAS. THE ANGEL DID TELL HIM AND THIS MADE HIM FEEL A GREAT PANIC, BUT A KNOWING. AN UNDERSTANDING THEN CAME OVER HIM AND HE KNEW HE COULD DO NOTHING TO CHANGE THE SITUATION.
THE SERVANTS IN THE MEAN TIME WHO HAD BEEN CRYING BECAUSE THEY COULD SEE THEIR MASTER WAS DEAD WERE ABOUT TO PICK UP THE BODY AND CARRY IT TO THE HOUSE.
THE GOOD MAN DID TURN TO THE ANGEL AND WITH AN URGENCY IN HIS VOICE AND TEARS IN HIS EYES AND DID SAY;
“MY FRIEND YOU HAVE COME FROM THE “LORD” YOU ARE HIS ANGEL, YOU CAN DO SOMETHING TO HELP ME, CAN YOU NOT?”
“WHAT IS THAT MY FRIEND?”
“LET ME HAVE THE FEW DAYS, YOU SAID YOU TRIED TO GIVE ME BEFORE”
“I AM SORRY, BUT THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE”
THE GOOD MAN FELL ON TO HIS KNEES, CRYING, AND SAID;
“PLEASE, PLEASE ONLY A FEW DAYS, A FEW HOURS, ANYTHING”
“AH BUT WISH I COULD MY FRIEND, BUT I CANNOT GIVE THEE EVEN A FEW MOMENTS. ONCE
I HAVE TOUCHED THEE YOUR TIME ON EARTH IS OVER AND YOU MUST COME BACK HOME”
AND THE GOOD MAN DID CRY VERY HARD, SO MUCH SO THAT THE ANGEL DID HAVE COMPASSION ON HIM AND DID SAY;
“MY FRIEND, IF YOU WISH, BUT IT WILL BE THE HARDER FOR YOU, WE COULD GO SEE YOUR FAMILY BEFORE WE DEPART”
“YES PLEASE I WOULD LIKE THAT, JUST TO SEE THEM MIGHT HELP”
“THE ANGEL, SHAKING HIS HEAD DID SAY;
“IT WILL NOT HELP YOU, BUT IF YOU WISH THEN SO BE IT”
WITH THAT THE ANGEL AND THE GOOD MAN WERE IN THE MAIN ROOM OF HIS LARGE HOUSE. THE ROOM WAS VERY LARGE WITH A BIG OPEN FIRE IN THE MIDDLE YOU COULD WALK ALL THE WAY AROUND; THIS IS WHERE THEY DID COOK THE FOOD.
THE SERVANTS WERE STILL AWAY OFF AS NO ONE HAD THOUGHT TO RUN AHEAD TO TELL THE MASTERS WIFE. THE GOOD MAN DID LOOK AROUND THE ROOM, THEY WERE ALL THERE, AND HIS WIFE WAS SITTING BY THE TABLE, BREAST FEEDING THE BABY, WHILE HIS ELDEST WAS TRYING TO SUPERVISE THE OTHERS. HE DID TRY TO PUT HIS ARMS AROUND THEM AS THEY RAN AROUND BUT IT WAS NO GOOD. HE TRIED TO TALK WITH HIS LOVING WIFE, ALL TO NO AVAIL. HE FELL TO THE FLOOR AND DID SOB HIS HEART OUT.
THE ANGEL TOUCHED HIM ON THE SHOULDER AND DID SAY;
“COME MY FRIEND LET US GO, WE DO NO GOOD HERE, AND YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE HERE WHEN YOUR SERVANTS ARRIVE WITH YOUR BODY, AS THEY WILL AT ANY MOMENT, COME LET US GO”
WITH THAT, THE GOOD MAN DID PICK HIMSELF UP OFF THE FLOOR AND STOOD UPRIGHT, THE ANGEL PUT HIS ARM AROUND HIS SHOULDER, AND THEY DID ASCEND UPWARDS TOWARDS A VERY BRIGHT WHITE LIGHT THAT APPEARED ABOVE THEM.
I did write at the end of the other finish that I thought this man to be silly and how I now see him is ------?
I will leave you with your own thoughts on this man, his life and what happened to him, but remember this will most probably happen to you too. Not in the exact same way but one moment you will be going about your business and the next moment you will not be here, the strange thing is;
Everyone knows this but it seems to me that no one understands it. If they did I truly know that this would be a much better world. One last thing, in the story an angel, sent by the lord, comes for the good man to take him home. In my beliefs this does not happen.
I believe that, the time and place and how you will die is know by your spirit before hand. You with your spirit guides plan everything, either before you are born or while you are in your sleep time, there are no accidents;
We humans might call something an accident to explain things to others, but to spirit there are no accidents. When you die and pass from this world in to the next, there are spirits to help you and to explain what is happening.
The spirits that come to help are always known to you from your past life's on earth. They can be mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends, relatives and anyone you might have spent time including
your “Spirit guides” all there to help you understand.
Hope you enjoyed … Go in love and light.. Joseph... 14th March 2012
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