April 30, 2010

Feel Good Friday

I received this in an email today from a friend. I thought it was fitting with the happenings of the world today.

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.

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  1. I loved it. I really needed that today, thank you!

  2. I so needed to hear that today!

  3. I applaud your post. I thought it was going to be a different story I've heard. I love yours.

  4. Ahhhh! This is so true. Sometimes it feels like the whole place is falling apart, but Grace is just around the corner.


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