Weeks ago, as I took a break from work, I noticed a spider on a window that was spinning a web. I never saw a spider create its web up close before, so I decided to watch it like it was something out of a National Geographic video.
Prior to taking my break, I was again plagued with worry about the many tasks that I still had to do inside and outside of work. And as I watched the spider, I noticed that it chose a strange place to spin its web: up on the 22nd floor of the building where my office was, and out in the open where the weather and wind could easily destroy the small insect. I thought to myself, “How could this creature continue to make its web in a place where the forces of nature could overpower it?”
As I pondered on the spider, a certain bible verse hit me – one which spoke about how God cared for nature, and especially the people who inhabited it: “Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!” (Luke 12:26)
It then dawned on me that, if the ravens who didn’t toil were cared for by God, then He also cared for the spider on the window. The insect could continue to spin its web knowing that it had a Creator who was in control, no matter what storms or trials would come. And if God cared for such a small creature in life, how much more for us whom He considers more valuable than the spiders of the world…
Come next morning, I still saw the spider on the window. It was still comfortable on its web, like it knew also that there was a God that wouldn’t stop watching over it, whatever happened next.
– Written by Patrick Tiongson