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 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 humour.
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 your 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.
Remember: Whatever is happening in your life, with God, a mere spiders
web can become a brick wall of protection. Believe He is with you
always and you will see His great power and love for you. Have an
“K. M. Rahevar” <firstname.lastname@example.org 10-2-2011