When your hut’s on fire
The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a
small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for
God to rescue him
he scanned the horizon
for help, but none seemed forthcoming.
Exhausted,he eventually managed to build a
little hut out of driftwood to protect him 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
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.
This made me smile as well as having a serious and thoughtful side to it. Thanks to my friend over at Called to serve for sending it to me