December 20th, 2015
The story is told of the famed Scottish hero, Robert Bruce, who, when fleeing his enemies, took refuge in a cave, and prayed for God’s protection. While in the cave, a spider wove a web across its entrance. His pursuers came to the cave, but seeing the spider web across its opening concluded that he could not have entered without breaking the web and went on their way. Later Bruce said, “Without God, a stone wall is as a spider web; with God a spider web is as a stone wall.”
Why is it we are often afraid when we belong to the great God of the universe who sees all, knows all, and loves His children with tender, protective love? Further, He has promised to be with us, even to the end of the world. When the waters are rising and trouble seems bent on our destruction, we should remember our position in the Father’s love. We should exercise the faith He gives us and send our fears packing; for He is our stronghold, and He has promised to stay with us for the long haul.
Author: Marlene Chase