Wednesday, November 17, 2010

When Your Huts on Fire

I received this as a "chain e-mail" a few days ago and thought it was a great story to share with others.  Some of you may have already received it in your e-mailboxes, I also do not know who wrote this so I was unable to put an authors name at the end.  Enjoy.......


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.

Have a blessed day, I know I will.


  1. Great story! Silly me, I've been trying to put out the fire! Guess I should just grab some marshmallows and a long stick and make the most of the flames! LOL

  2. Wonderful and so true. It is so easy to become discouraged and I know I forget that God is in control.
    I love Terry's comment ~ I should grab a stick and join in the marshmallow roast!!

  3. Hi Denise,
    I love this. I think I will join Teri and Laurie. May be all could have a hen party.LOL Sit by the fire and enjoy the moment of grace together.:)


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