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God and the Spider
By ROCK-Salt! Art Proctor
Tuesday, May 09, 2006

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I recieved this from another vet. Thought I'd share it with you.


 God and the Spider

During World War II, a US marine was separated from his unit on a Pacific island. The fighting had been intense, and in the smoke and
the crossfire he had lost touch with his comrades.

Alone in the jungle, he could hear enemy 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 enemy 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, "Lord, if it be your will, please protect me. Whatever your will though, I love you and trust you. Amen."

After praying, he lay quietly listening to the enemy begin to draw
close. He thought, "Well, I guess the Lord isn't going to help me out of this one." Then 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.

"Hah, he thought. "What I need is a brick wall and what the Lord has sent me is a spider web. God 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.

"Lord, 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 God can work in our lives, sometimes in the most
surprising ways. And remember with God, a mere spider's web becomes a brick wall of protection.

Lord, I thank you for all our
 Military, and their families.
 I Pray for your Brick wall of protection,
to protect them everyday!!!


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Reviewed by John Domino 5/10/2009
A GREAT story.


John Michael Domino
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 7/15/2007
God works.
at least the enemy was smart enough to think about the web.
This is my first reading of your work, Art, well second actually, the beer-fishing-golf story was the first.
I'll be back, and now I'm watching too.

Reviewed by J M 10/14/2006
This is so well done and yes bless those that serve us with their own lives...
Reviewed by Ir S 7/10/2006
Great story, God works in mysterious ways.
Reviewed by Safi Abdi 5/17/2006
Interesting story...the spider is also in our Islamic tradition, it was a spider's web that helped protect Prophet Muhammad and his companion AbuBaker in the cave after they fled Mecca on their way to Medina. Perhaps someone reading about this true story got inspired by it? Just a thought!

Good write!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/10/2006
Excellent write, Art; thanks for sharing! But I don't like spiders! Especially now, since my twin sister had another encounter with an arachnid; bit her on the back, has a nice looking sore on her spine. Not good! Keep her in your prayers!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/10/2006 not opening this page if any spiders might jump on me.......byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

See you next time!!

WITH Not so much love today??????????????????

Tinka :)

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