The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island ....
Being a man of God, he prayed feverishly for God to rescue him,and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.
Exhausted, and losing all hope of being found, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements and to store his few possessions. He thought even God has forgotten him.
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.
"My Lord (God), how could you do this to me!" he cried.
(Ed: Many people use such statements, think again you should never question God or object to his willing)
Early the next day, however, he was awakened 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.
THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS:
It is easy to get discouraged when things are going badly.
But we shouldn't lose heart, because
The Creator 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.