God and the Spider

August 8th, 2005  

Topic: 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 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 what God can work in our lives, sometimes in the most surprising ways. And remember with God, a mere spider's web becomes a brick wall of protection.
August 8th, 2005  
oh man do i love this one. it doesnt belong here though. at least i dont think so.
August 8th, 2005  
Originally Posted by behemoth79
oh man do i love this one. it doesnt belong here though. at least i dont think so.
You are probably right, but I didn't know where else to put it.
August 12th, 2005  
Talking about spiders we had sergeant in our unit who hated soldiers of any kind. On this day he walked into the barracks for snap inspection and saw a spider on this chap bed. The sergeant demanded to see his permit to keep pets on the camp, when he could not produce one had him thrown in the cells for a couple days. This sergeant who used to box a lot but not very well had a face like an old punch bag. When a new soldier arrived in the unit he would wait until we were all on parade then march up to him and putting his face with in a couple inches of the new lads face would scream at him " I am the ugliest Sergeant in the British Army aren't I lad" he would carry on doing this until the new soldier agreed with him and then he would double the poor chap of to the cells for insulting a senior NCO.
August 13th, 2005  
That was great and so very true!
August 19th, 2005  
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February 20th, 2009  
I like that one!!!
February 20th, 2009  
unfortunatly its a rip-off from the jewish texts but whatever. The orignal story is about King David, by the way.
February 20th, 2009  
Mere coincidence.