Thursday, November 19, 2009

To introduce myself...

Let me start by saying that I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

I have a wonderful husband, a beautiful daughter, and more friends and family in the truth than I could ask for. I feel blessed each day that I wake up and realize what I have and what a beautiful relationship I have with our Creator. I have never taken the Bible and its counsel so seriously, and I am feeling the benefit of it in my life more and more each day. I understand how the prophet felt when he tried to hide and not preach the word of Jehovah. He could not hold it back anymore!

I am starting this blog as a public reminder of why I love Jehovah and why I need to stay close to him. I found a story online in a discussion board, and I felt that it was too beautiful not to repost :)

Jehovah & the Spider

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 Jehovah, if it be your will, 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 thought 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.

'Ha,' he thought. 'What I need is a brick wall and what Jehovah has sent me is a spider web. Jehovah does have a sense of humor.' 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 got ready to make his last stand.

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.

'Jehovah, forgive me,' prayed the young man. 'I had forgotten that in 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 what Jehovah can work in our lives, sometimes in the most surprising ways. And remember with Jehovah, a mere spider's web becomes a brick wall of protection.

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