a good message for all of us to remember

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by sunflowergirl, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. sunflowergirl

    sunflowergirl Active Member




    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.





  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Love this story.

    A spiritual psychic always lit a candle before doing her work. She said the ancients believed that prayers rose on the smoke and took them to God. I like to light a candle when I pray or do spiritual work.

    Love, Mikie