Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. ”
A Spiders Web and God’s Protection…
During World War II, a Marine was separated from his unit on a Pacific Island. The fighting had been intense, and in the smoke and the crossfire he had lost touch with his comrades.
Alone in the jungle, he could hear enemy soldiers coming in his direction.
Scrambling for cover, he found his way up a high ridge to several
small caves in the rock. Quickly he crawled inside one of the caves.
Although safe for the moment, he realized that once the enemy
soldiers looking for him swept up the ridge, they would quickly
search all the caves and he would be killed.
As he waited, he prayed, “Lord, if it be your will, please protect
me. Whatever Your will though, I love You and trust You. Amen.”
After praying, he lay quietly listening to the enemy begin to draw
close. He thought, “Well, I guess the Lord isn’t going to help me
out of this one.” Then he saw a spider begin to build a web over
the front of his cave.
As he watched, listening to the enemy searching for him all the
while, the spider layered strand after strand of web across the
opening of the cave.
“Hah,” he thought. “What I need is a brick wall and what the Lord
has sent me is a spider web. God does have a sense of humor.”
As the enemy drew closer he watched from the darkness of his hideout
and could see them searching one cave after another. As they came to
his, he got ready to make his last stand. To his amazement, however,
after glancing in the direction of his cave, they moved on.
Suddenly, he realized that with the spider web over the entrance,
his cave looked as if no one had entered for quite a while.
“Lord! Forgive me,” prayed the young man. “I had forgotten that in
You a spider’s web is stronger than a brick wall.”
We all face times of great trouble. When we do, it is so easy to
forget the victories that God would work in our lives, sometimes in
the most surprising ways. As the great leader, Nehemiah, reminded
the people of Israel when they faced the task of rebuilding Jerusalem,
“In God we will have success!” [Nehemiah 2:20]
And remember: Whatever is happening in your life, in God, a mere
spider’s web becomes a brick wall of protection.
Matthew 11:28-29 “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”