When Your Hut’s on Fire

        ‘Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to
dance in the rain.’

        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.


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