saved by a spider

At the recommendation of my dear friend, Galadriel, I recently purchased a book by Charles Swindoll titled, Perfect Trust. It’s really good…just as she said it would be.

I really liked this particular story and wanted to share it. No matter where you are…if you know God and have Him on your side…you can rest assured He is close by watching over you and He may just come to your rescue in the most unusual way. He did for this man.

The story goes…
“Many, many years ago, Felix of Nola was escaping his enemies, and…took temporary refuge in a cave. He had scarcely entered the opening of the cave before a spider began to weave its web across the small opening. With remarkable speed, the insect completely sealed off the mouth of the cave with an intricate web, giving the appearance that the cave had not been entered for many weeks. As Felix’s pursuers passed by, they saw the web and didn’t even bother to look inside. Later, as the godly fugitive stepped out into the sunlight, he uttered these insightful words: “Where God is, a spider’s web is a wall; where He is not, a wall is but a spider’s web.” ”

Reading this caused me to reflect on this verse in the Bible I read just this morning…
The earth is the LORD”s, and the fulness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein.” -Psalm 24:1

Truly the vastness of God’s creation belongs to Him and is at His disposal…even spiders! As great and awesome as He is, He is still so aware of our every need and cares for us as if we were His only child. He is Master Designer, Protector, Friend, Father and so much more…all in One!

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4 thoughts on “saved by a spider

  1. This is a small book, usually located in the gift section at the Christian book stores. It is right at ten dollars there. I found mine on the internet for about half (including shipping) so you might check there first. I think the cheapest price was on half.com. Happy reading!

  2. This is a great story of God’s protection! Galadriel recommended this book to me as well a while back, but I had forgotten it. Thanks for reminding me! I’ll have to pick it up and read it myself.

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