Wednesday, October 14


This post is taken from my book JUST WALKING, but felt it was appropriate for today. I just went out to mailbox and walked into one of these lovely, sticky webs. Reminded me of this devotion and thought probably few people remember it...don't intend to do repeats but for today I will share this.
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    As I step outside my front door, I walk into a spider web.  It stretches across my face like a mask at Halloween.  I detest the sticky, creepy feeling.  I reach to wipe it from my skin.  In the early morning fog, I see spider webs are everywhere-on the grass, on the fence, even in the braches of the trees.  The droplets of dew highlight each one, and then the sun slides through the fog and illuminates each masterpiece! I stop in awe and gaze at the webs that had been such a bother to me a few moments before.  I see the promises of God.
     I walk in the beauty of God's world as the sun makes rainbows in the spider webs.  The intricate, thin thread spun into each individual, lacy pattern reminds me that I am God's unique creation. His beloved child!  He knows the number of hairs on my head and promises me he will take care of me if I will let the light of his Son shine through the fog of my life. Just as the sun coming through the fog turned spider webs into works of beautiful, shimmering, woven lace, so can I be beautiful to God.
     Too often I let the fog of worry and the fatigue of everyday concerns engulf me.  A I let the entanglement with the spider web obliterate the beauty around me, I also let the concerns of life keep me from the beauty God has prepared for my life as his child.  I could be the witness he intends for me to be here on earth if I would let the light of his love create rainbows in  my daily life.  Clinging to God, my life could be like the sun reflecting through the damp spider webs clinging to the fence-a thing of beauty.
     The problems in my life become so like the spider webs across my face-clinging and sticking to me as I, by myself, try to wipe them away. Jesus told us, "Do not worry about your life. Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they...and why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow.  They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that bot even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these"(Matthew 6:25-29)
    And then he tells us what I so often forget, "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33)

Do enjoy this season as we see what God has given us to walk through. 

1 comment:

Jean Wise said...

so perfectly written. I felt the spider webs on my face too. Great lesson. so glad you decided to reshape this!!