Wednesday, January 19, 2011

When Your Hut is on Fire

I personally love the message in this.....we all have times in our lives where we think all is lost!!

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 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. Consider passing this on, because you never know who feels as if their hut is on fire today


  1. Reminds me of two things...One, if God brings us to it, He'll bring us through it anddddd...two, if a door closes, you can count on the fact that another door- or a window- will open...keep the faith...hugs :o)

  2. I hadn't heard this one before. Great message Carol.

  3. I loved this, and I know there are many times where I am like why in the world is this going on?? It sure does remind me to keep the faith and that there is a greater plan that what I know!!



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