Only Survivor of a Shipwreck.
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 to his rescuers.
We saw your smoke signal, they replied.
The Moral of This Short 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 who is coming to your rescue.
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Let us pray!!
We pray for those who feel adrift, unloved, lost, lonely, isolated, unwanted, unprotected, abandoned and forgotten. We love You, dear Lord Jesus, we need You!! We can't really make it on our own. Without You, we are nothing but dust in the wind. Please Lord, show them the way. Embrace into Your loving arms those souls who feel adrift, so unloved, so lonely and forgotten, and let them feel Your Holy presence and Your Heavenly love, so that they will never feel adrift, lost, abandoned, unwanted or lonely again.
Thank You, Lord for listening to our prayers!! In Jesus' name, we pray. AMEN.