Sunday, March 29, 2009

You never know

His little hut

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 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 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.

P.S. You may want to consider passing this on, because you never know who feels as if their hut is on fire today



Anonymous said...

Thank you for passing this along so I could read it, among many others. Love you.

Raymonty said...

I wish everyone a happy Sunday and my your ship come in and save you!

Kathleen said...

Don't lose heart...
My grandmother used to say this all the time.Thanks for reminding me :)

The statue on in my blog is in my yard.

Gramma Ann said...

Very interesting story. Thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

Oh, so true. Thanks for reminding me.
Have a Blessed Sunday.

Judy said...

Yes how true this is.

Thankyou for posting this wonderful entry, Patty, as it gives such peace and inspiration.

Happy Sunday, my friend to you and your hubby.

Hugs, Judy

Judy said...

Thankyou Patty, and I just did an entry, linking you up. Hope everyone will read your entry.

Reader Wil said...

Happy Sunday, the two of you! Lovely story Patty! Thanks for reminding us of God's help!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Thank you, Patty! I really needed this today.

Margaret Cloud said...

This is a very cute story, we sometimes get discouraged when things go wrong before we ask God to help us. I like your heart shaped flowers.

Pat - Arkansas said...

A great moral to this story. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

How nice!!!

((( HUGS )))