Saturday, December 05, 2009

When Your Hut's on Fire

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. 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.



Jesus Hold My Hand said...

Great story with a very true moral.

Yes, there are days where it seems like my hut is on fire. But God always sends the fire department to quench the flames.

Jesus has been there for me throughout my whole life. And I love him so much. I can't wait to see him face to face.

Marsha said...

I should say that I did not write this story. It was sent to me in a forward by a dear friend who has had her hut on fire many times and is such an inspiration to me.