Worship... Even When Our Little Hut Burns
True: whether you live in Malawi, Kentucky, Hungary, France, Texas, or Australia. Maybe a few other places also :)
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 him from the elements, and to store his few possessions. 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...
God is the Master of Working at a deeper level than we can conceive of at the moment of our difficulty. He IS doing things greater and more wondrous than “our little hut” can fathom. Next time things aren’t what we want them to be, will we, will you respond with WORSHIP? Will we TRUST HIM to handle whatever the situation, and KNOW He is There in that pain and difficulty, Working something beyond our hopes—if we’ll be patient and WORSHIP? : ) It’s an important choice, that we each will make, one way or another. Do Good. For the Lamb.