Monday, 10 December 2007

Monday morning Inspiration # 13


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.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are 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.

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Vasanthan said...

a very nice story to describe god's blessings in disguise.

Abhishek Khanna said...

nice one again

Kuttibalu said...

Good One.

Bizarre Kid said...

Haven't you seen castaway? It has got the similar story... Very beautifully pictured!!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...



@Abishek Khanna



Thank you. I guess this is the first visit here. Hope you liked it and thanks for dropping by :)

@Bizarre kid

No, I haven't seen it till now. After reading your comments I hope to see it sometime soon. Thanks for dropping by:)

Melanie said...

I always enjoy your Monday inspirations!

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Karthick said...

Great magnificient and spectacular posting. It definitely lifted my spirits up.

--xh-- said...

nice one. many times, like this,. blessings comes in disguise. like this concept of MM Inspi. keep them comming :)

Drama Div@ said...

truly a blessing in disguise.. :P

p/s: hmmm, im not a fan of taggie.. but, i'll do it when im free..

Lena said...

how very much true, we all get discouraged by bad things happenning to us, but they usually are only a step to something more beautiful :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Thanks dear :)



Thanks! Glad you like it :)

@Drama Diva
Absolutely :) Take your time to do the tag , no prob.

Absolutey, we always need to stay positive and confident and never get discouraged :)

Keshi said...

nice one...

but Im such a ship-wreck at the moment!


Kalyan said...

Another nice inspirational story...just that in times of need we really need these kind of inspirations to get us moving normally....Nice one!

curryegg said...

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going badly...

I agree with this shalini... We can get really down when someone is discouraging us during our sad moment.. It's good to read this when I am down..

thanks... ;)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Thanks..And wats wrong with you gal..Hope all is fine :)


Ya, so true. Its always the emotional support and positive thoughts that can break any kind of inhibition. Thanks!

@Curry egg
I'm glad it made you feel better.There are tought times in all our lives jus' cheer up and don' get discouraged .. Life at times would be boring if its only a smooth journey :)

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

that's wonderful!

Thank you..

keep up the good work!

Raghavan alias Saravanan M.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Thanks, Glad you liked it :)