Thursday, August 9, 2007

From a Friend

This sums up my life right now!

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.

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

2 comments:

courtney said...

heyyy i havent been on to read up in a while or leave some funny comments, but youve also been back for awhile and this whole marrying me thing isnt looking good if we arent going to see eachother - haha - you have such an inspiring attitude.. hope your doing well - courtney.

Anonymous said...

thank you i needed that big time...