Sunday, August 24, 2003


There was someone peering in on today's church service through a window.

This little spider, okay she's not so little, spun a huge and intricate web. She proved quite an attraction for our church kids. Most didn't shriek or run away. They stared with amazement. Some tried to feed her little bugs. Only a few children kept their distance.

I'm told this is an innocuous variety of spider. Our Pastor asked us to resist the temptation to knock down its web or kill it. Nature will decide its fate.

That spider is not the only creature living outside our church, but most of the others never venture as close as the windows. I wish they would.

Today we took communion.

We could have fed them, strengthened them...and they would see that we are harmless too.
Job 8:14b-15

They are leaning on a spiderweb. They cling to their home for security, but it won’t last. They try to hold it fast, but it will not endure.