the spiders web


During World War II, a soldier was separated
from his unit on an 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
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 realised 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, please spare
my life. Whatever will happen, 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.
“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 hide out and could see them
searching one cave after another. As they
came to his, he got ready to make his last
stand, but then he heard the leader of the
soldiers say: “you may as well ignore looking
in this cave …if he had entered here this web
would be broken!” So they left and he was
To his amazement, however, after glancing in
the direction of his cave, they moved on.
Suddenly he realised that with the spider web
over the entrance, his cave looked as if no one
had entered for quite a while. “Lord, forgive
me,” he prayed. “I had forgotten that in you a
spider’s web is stronger than a brick wall. He
will use the most foolish things in this world
to confound the wise!
God is your protector, if you believe in him.
Please share it to encourage someone.

Author: TheGoldendiamond

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