Wednesday, September 10, 2008

When Your Hut is on Fire.....

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him. Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself from the elements, and to store his few possessions. One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky. He felt the worst had happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief,and anger.

He cried out, "God! How could you do this to me?" Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the island! It had come to rescue him! "How did you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his rescuers. "We saw your smoke signal," they replied.

The Moral of This Story : It's easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of our pain and suffering. Remember that the next time your little hut seems to be burning to the ground. It just may be a smoke signal that summons the Grace of God.

To God Be the Glory!


Silver said...

very inspiring.. this is a very good story that really touched me.. thanks.

Pam Plumley said...

Yes, very nice little story-a good "pick -me-up!"

iLovPh2 said...

Indeed! The moral of the story is just too good.

gLoR!e said...

nice story..:)

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Dover said...

Very touching and inspiring.

I love it.

No matter what you're going through, God is there to make things for the better.

There are tests in our lives, but God makes things better for us as He turns these tests into Testimonials that tell us of His' Love and His' Grace that is seen in all our lives.

God is good all the time.

To God be the glory always.

Fatherlyours said...

Yes indeed, a very inspiring story.

desperateblogger said...

silver, pam, ilovph2, glor!e, dover, fatherlyours: thanks for dropping by and giving inspiring comments yourselves.


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