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