Wednesday, March 22, 2006

OUTLOOK - when your huts 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.

Via email from Biddy Baby


Thane said...

It may also be the will of God that the hut burns. God never shuts a door without opening a window.