a shipwreck….

     The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small,
 uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him,
 and 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.  However 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 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.

     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.   Amen.

About Roger Overweg

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3 Responses to a shipwreck….

  1. Pingback: A Ship Wreck !!! | Welcome to la la land !!! ~ Trupti $

  2. sasha-leigh mayne says:

    This story is a fabulous display of how God answers our prayer just not in the way we expect him too.

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