Thursday, August 9, 2007

When Your Huts On Fire

Here's another one from my friend Lynnette.  This one is a little more serious than the last two.   Thanks Lynnette for sending this to's a good reminder.


The only survivor of a shipwreck washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him. Everyday 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.


ally123130585918 said...

What a lovely tale Linda ~ I enjoyed reading it ~ Ally x

treesrgreen78 said...

Oh so true, Linda, when we feel God is not helping, God indeed is always with us, just doing things differently than what we think should happen and is always for the best.  Thank you for sharing, what a wonderful story makes us sit up and think.

mariealicejoan said...

Beautiful entry Linda.  I try hard to see God's hand at work even in the bad stuff.  I have a deep abiding faith and knowledge that He's there and He does care and inside every cloud there is a silver blessing lining it, if I only take the time to look for it!

sunnyside46 said...

hey i really like that
gave me a good thought this early morning
thank you