Friday, February 26, 2010

When Your Hut's On Fire

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.

P.S. You may want to consider passing this on, because you never know who feels as if their hut is on fire today...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Drawing Heaven~ This is amazing!

Happy Valentine's Day, 2010!

This email arrived a few weeks back. It is a great email for Valentine's Day. It is all about a young girl who says she is able to paint what Heaven looks like. The girl's name is Akiane Kramarik and you can read all about her at her website:

This is from her latest blog entry:

I had the honor of meeting hundreds of scholars from all over the world. The cumulative years of all their studies would mount up to some twenty five thousand years.

The odd fact is that they still disagree about the origin and the future of humanity, they still debate and debunk each other’s speculations, they still accuse each other of insufficient or inaccurate findings, they still insult each other with belittling and prideful commentaries and conclusions.

I choose not to be involved in such debates and arguments, especially if they are profit or control orientated. So much of scholarly work is done based only on prejudice and self-interests.

Conclusions and firm convictions hurt us if they are based on control—breading untold tragedies. Read More...

Now, here is the email as I received it.


Do you believe God uses the talents of people to tell His story?

This is amazing!

This CNN clip is awesome and well worth the 3 minutes it take to view it.
The images of God painted by a 12 year old child. She started painting at age 4.
Her Mother is an atheist so God was never discussed in their home.
She gives God the credit for her talent as she has never had an art lesson.
This 3 minute clip from CNN is phenomenal.

There is the video from YouTube:

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