The Little Hut

By
Real Estate Agent with Future Home Realty

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.

The Little Hut

 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 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.

 Author unknown...

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.

Comments (5)

Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

I'm forwarding this to a discouraged friend who is going through a tough time and feeling hopeless.  Thanks for sharing the story and have a great day!

May 26, 2010 07:19 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

Thank you for sharing this post. It's always good to read a little inspiration. I love reading stuff like this : )

May 26, 2010 07:19 AM
Stacey Smith
Keller Williams Realty - Aliso Viejo, CA
Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor

Thank you so much for sharing this,  I am not going through the easiest of times right now myself but I also am learning some very valuable lessons that I wouldn't have learned otherwise, things happen for a reason.

May 26, 2010 07:26 AM
Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Great little story. I hope it will inspire those that need it. I will definitely use it.

May 26, 2010 08:04 AM
Peggy Edwards
Future Home Realty - Westchase, FL
REALTOR - Green Designation, e-PRO, Tampa Bay, FL

This story inspires me when I'm unsure of how to proceed....feel free to share!  Thanks for commenting....

May 26, 2010 08:09 AM