“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear… but seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.” Luke 12:22, 31.
I cannot recall when or why started liking to watch movies portraying spiders but the contradictory aspect of this is that, I do not enjoy being in the company of any.
During a summer, I watered the grass almost every night extending the hose under a tree. I had done that for years but this particular evening, something stuck to my face, it was a spider web. Walking back with the intention of taking it down, I discovered, in the center of it, a beautiful one-inch reddish spider and pointed the hose nozzle slowly towards it to see if its builder would go away, but then, I observed an amazing thing. The spider crawled up and pulled the entire web up so I could walk under the tree without being bothered by it. “Smart creature” I thought and continued watering.
For the next several weeks, the routine of sprinkling a few drops into the spider web was repeated with the same results. Unfortunately, the hose nozzle broke and after installing a new one, forgot to adjust its pressure and instead of a few drops landing on the web, a huge mass of water went out tearing it apart and knocking down my “little friend” several feet away. I immediately stopped the water, got a lantern and went looking for it being careful of not stepping on it but, could not find it and did not water that evening with the hope the spider would find its way back to the tree and would see it again the next day, but, that never happened. Feeling so sad, I could not understand why cared this little insect and thought about our heavenly father caring each of us, little creatures inside a huge universe, every day of our lives.