May the following message encourage you in your faith in the Father.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name, He will give it you. John 16:23
During World War II, the persecution had been intense.
Alone in the jungle, a brother could hear the soldiers coming in his direction.
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 realized that once the 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, asking The Lord, please protect me.
Whatever Your will though, I love You and trust You.
After praying, he lay quietly listening to the enemy begin to draw close.
He saw a spider begin to build a web over the front of his cave.
As he watched, listening to the enemy searching for him all the while, the spider layered strand after strand of web across the opening of the cave.
'Ahah,' he thought. 'What I need is a brick wall and what God has sent me is a spider web.'
As the enemy drew closer he watched from the darkness of his hideout and could see them searching one cave after another. As they came to his, he prepared himself for death.
To his amazement, however, after glancing in the direction of his cave, they moved on. Suddenly, he realized that with the spider web over the entrance, his cave looked as if no one had entered for quite a while.
'O Lord, forgive me,' prayed the young man.'I had forgotten that with You a spider's web is stronger than a brick wall.'
We all face times of great trouble. When we do, it is so easy to forget that God can work in our lives, sometimes in the most surprising ways.
And remember with the Lord, a mere spider's web can become a brick wall of protection.
For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. 1 Peter 3:12
Let the name of the Lord be praised.
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman