Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Blessings Usually Come in Disguise

The only survivor of a shipwreck 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, with the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened; everything was lost.  He was stung 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.

Never forget blessings do come in disguise!!
Author Unknown

I often end my day by going over the days events in my mind.  Just thinking things over and figuring things out.  So many times I have seen blessings that I didn't recognize as I was living the day.

Thank You Lord for these blessing that seem to sneak in on me.

Until Next Time
 If it matters to you,
It matters to the Master.


  1. What a precious post, Ms. Mary. I'll try to stop by and visit while on my "break". I'm getting a bit overwhelmed with life right now! That has a tendency to happen to all of us sometimes, I guess. HOPE you have a great rest of the week. Love you...Deb

  2. Mary,

    This is such a wonderful post, and I do agree that blessings usually come in disguise.

  3. Great and inspiring post, Mary! You are right, sometimes blessings are right before our eyes and we don't even see them.
    Have a great day.

  4. Beautiful and inspiring thoughts, dear Mary! Thank you so much for sharing - your blog is always a joy to visit. Hugs!

  5. What a wonderful story! It shows, once again, how God works in mysterious ways. Praise Him not only for the blessings we receive but in hard times as well.


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