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. 

Stollen from Ken Conway.  Ken is one of the most altruistic people I know.  He is a vice-president of a construction company.  He went back to school and got his Masters Degree in counseling.  He did his internship at McFadden 10+ years ago.  Once a week he comes to the ranch and counsels with a couple of the boys.  He got his Masters so he would be qualified to VOLUNTEER!  Hat tip to you Ken.


4 Responses to When your hut’s on fire…..

  1. Shirley says:

    What a lesson it would be if we could ever completely trust God with our lives. It would relieve us of much unncessary worry.

    Recall that Thursday has been declared a national day of prayer in America. Let us pray for the world.



  2. Sandra says:

    In 1984 my “hut was on fire” when I was diagnosed with cancer. I would have never believed that I could become the person I am today. Sometimes it takes some tragedy to get our attention. 😀

  3. bofh69 says:

    “Sometimes it takes some tragedy to get our attention”.

    Good Lord, ain’t that the truth!!

  4. I have been just going through this page it’s very well made, good work!

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