21 Mar 2024

The Miracle of a Spider Web

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During World War II, a US soldier serving on an island in the Pacific ocean lost touch with the rest of his unit.

Scrambling up a slope to find cover from the approaching enemy, he crawled inside one of several small caves on the side of the hill.

While he hid, he prayed to God to protect and rescue him.

As he heard the enemy drawing close, he thought: “Looks like the Lord wasn’t listening so He isn’t going to save me”. 

Then he saw a spider begin to build a web over the front of his cave. The spider layered strand after strand of web across the opening of the cave. He recognised the cruel irony of this. He thought: “What I need is a brick wall and the Lord has sent a spider web.”

Over the next few hours, he peered out through the web and saw the enemy searching one cave after the other. But to his amazement, after glancing in the direction of the cave he was hiding in, they moved on. Then he realised that, with the spider web over the opening, his cave looked as if no one had entered for quite a while. 

“Lord, forgive me,” prayed the young man. “I had forgotten that with you in control, a spider's web is stronger than a brick wall.”

We all face times of trouble. When we do, it’s easy to forget that God can work victories in our lives, sometimes in the most surprising ways. If you’ve been “saved” in some amazing way, why not share your story with someone who might need to know our God is a god of miracles.