Friday, 31 August 2007

The Little hut

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. But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky.
The worst had happened ~ everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger. "God, how could you do this to me?" he cried. Early the next day, however, he was wakened by the sound of a ship that was 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.
It's easy to get discouraged sometimes when things appear to be going badly. But we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering. Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground, it just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God.

For all the negative things we have to say to ourselves, God has a positive answer for it.
Believe me, there are some days when we all feel that our huts are burning...but the point is to be positive about life :)

4 comments:

teeB@ said...

thts really true... i believe, every part of it, is inspiring !!!

Sameer said...

wonderful story .. sometimes the negativity is just there for us to appreciate and realize the positivity ..

@sM@ said...

Inspiring.

And things do work like this; things all bad started signaling out for good to come and take over :-)

Thanks for sharing!

Syra said...

asma,the pleasure is mine :)