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Thursday, October 8, 2009

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.

8 comments:

Amanda Jo said...

FANTASTIC STORY!!!! Wow. That really hit home for me right now! Would you mind if I reposted it on my blog sometime?

Thank you for sharing that!

Kelly's Ideas said...

Amanda,
I am glad you like it - I received this story in an email and love it You are more than welcome to use any of the posts on my blog.

Love,
kelly

From the Heart said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Saleslady371 said...

You are a doll to remind me of this today!

RCUBEs said...

Great story! I, for one, had just gone through a trial this week with my son's health. But if we are reminded of His wonderful promises, there is peace despite the turmoil around us. Glory to God! Thank you for such a great reminder! God bless and thank you for your prayers.

Steve said...

Amen. Very good post. Gives all of us something to think about when hard days come, and they will. God bless

Karen said...

All this week, I have been reminded of the importance of keeping my eyes on the Lord, especially during bad times...I haven't read this story in a while, so it was a good reminder...this message is always good....

~ Judy ~ said...

Wow...AWESOME!

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