God and The Spider

During World War II, a US 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 drawing closer. 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 what God can work in our lives, sometimes in the most surprising ways.

And remember with God, a mere spider's web can become a brick wall of protection.

Jesus tells us in the Bible, "And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive." Matt. 21:22

And again in John 14:13-14, "And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it."

Thank God, we can always trust Jesus to hear our prayers and to take care of us.

May God bless you and meet your every need.


Footprints In The Sand

I promise you, I'm always there
When your heart is filled with sorrow and despair.
I'll carry you when you need a friend,
You'll find my footsteps in the sand.

Beautiful video!
Watch and be encouraged.

"Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes I will help you,
I will uphold you with
My righteous right hand."

Isaiah 41:10

"I am with you always,
even to the end of the age."

Matthew 28:20

Those were the words of Jesus. Be encouraged to know that He loves you and will walk with you and direct your path if you allow Him. Doing those times when you may feel so alone, He will carry you.