Saturday, July 28, 2007

Who is in Control?

I found this great story at a great blog I discovered today called Simply A Musing-go and check it out. I wanted to share this story I read on there with you. I was given permission to share this by the author of that site.

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.


kelly said...

I just wanted you to know I love your altered art! I found your blog through Stacey, my bff!

I love altered art and I look forward to seeing the great ideas you have!


Stacey said...

^^I don't know her. Really.

Naw, jk, she's that gal I always photograph when I go up to my hometown! She seriously loves your stuff and you seriously would love hers....she needs a digi to show it off to you! xoxo

NancyB said...

I love this story! It just proves that the 'bad' things that happen...happen for a reason...they are just in disquise of something better to come and that someone is always watching over us! Thank you for sharing this! *BIG HUGS*

Michelle said...

Lesley, thanks for posting this story. I needed to read that today! I believe everything happens for a reason. Well, actually I know it does and know that God's work is in continuous motion in our lives, but it helps to be gently reminded at times. Great story! Hugs, Michelle