I have been out of action the last couple of days, bedridden with a sinus migraine. Now I am not one that takes to the bed easily...I would much rather be up and busy, but when I get one of those it knocks me off my feet (I have to take something to knock me off my feet).
When I did get to feeling better, I finished up a project I had been working on...and I was ready to take a picture....camera...wheres my camera? I can not find it anywhere...oh that makes me so mad when I hide something from myself.
Oh, and let's not forget the thunderstorm we had Saturday afternoon that knocked down my beloved door arbor that my husband build for me 3 years ago.
All of this is upsetting but is really small stuff...my camera will show up, I am quite sure it is right where I put it!
Anyway I got this email from my sister...you know one of those that gets passed around from office to office,it was right on time for me!
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 him 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.
You may want to consider passing this on, because you never know who feels as if their hut is on fire today. Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass .. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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