I cannot believe I am writing about a SPIDER

I honestly cannot believe what I am about to write just as much as you wont believe what you are about to read.

I stumbled across a spider web covering the outside of my dining room window.  I panicked knowing a spider would be somewhere close but there was no way to destroy the web so that was that.

One evening I was checking out the web to see if I could see the spider and sure enough I saw a huge, scary spider, eating up all of the insects caught in his web.  I know what some of you are thinking, but I am really not exaggerating this time.  This is a don’t mess with me spider.  I am not even sure how I would go about killing this one, not sure the Ultimate Bug Killer would work on this one!

I cannot get this sight out of my mind, but more importantly I cannot get what God is showing me through this gross spider; especially for this season of my life, out of my mind.

Even now as I sit on my dining room table writing away, my new spider “friend” is eating away all of the insects trapped in his web.

I feel like God put this web and spider at my window for a purpose.  As much as I despise seeing dead insects and a scary spider outside of my window, I cannot help but be reminded each time that this web in a way is protecting me.  Each insect on his web is one less that could potentially end up in my apartment, causing a major meltdown and countless calls to family members for back up as I attempt to kill the BUG!

I am starting to see this spider as a protector and am thankful for his death trap for bugs 🙂  I am sure I would feel drastically different if the spider somehow ended up in my apartment but I am praying so hard that does not happen!!!  

The spider is literally taking care of one of my biggest enemies….bugs!!!

I feel as though God brought this spider in clear view to remind me of what He is doing for me every moment of every day.  In my life, I have a lot more enemies to be concerned with other than bugs.  The great thing though is that God is taking care of all of them for me.  He is literally catching all in His web, shielding me, protecting me, and being my Knight in Shining Armor.  Even if God did allow something to get through I know it would be for His good purpose and will bring glory to Him alone!

I am so thankful to wake up each morning with the reminder fresh in my mind that no matter what I face today, God’s shield is there, protecting me from my enemies.  Thank you Jesus!

Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.


2 thoughts on “I cannot believe I am writing about a SPIDER

  1. As always, Diane, I love this! It is quite an image of God’s protection. Not only does he protect us from the enemy, he binds them up…just like the spider, right?!

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