Jehovah and the Spider

Jehovah and the Spider 

During World War II, the persecution had been intense. 

Alone in the jungle, a brother could hear the 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 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, asking Jehovah, if it be your will, please protect me.

Whatever your will though, I love you and trust you. After
praying, he lay quietly listening to the enemy begin to draw close. 

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 Jehovah has sent me is a spider web.’  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 prepared himself for death.  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.  

‘Jehovah, 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 Jehovah can work in our lives, sometimes in the most surprising ways.  And remember with Jehovah, a mere spider’s web can become a brick wall of protection.


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