Spider Web

Early one morning as I was walking down the road, my eye caught a glimpse of a spider web glistening in the morning light. The dew was still on the web making it sparkle in the sunlight and making it appear as if it was made of diamonds. It was so beautiful, I quickly snapped a photo as it hang between two barbed wires on the fence.

It was as if, the spider delicately and intricately had planned every detail of this magnificent feat. It was strong enough to with stand the wind as the it blew to and fro testing its strength. It could withstand the rains and if perchance the web was destroyed, the spider would patiently rebuild.

Spiders were made to spin webs. No one taught them to spin. They simply were made that way. Some spiders build new webs every night while some simply repair the old web as needed rather than sit by waiting for this one web to do its duty in catching a meal.

Depending on the spider, there are many type of webs: a funnel web, a sheet web covering a bush or several limbs. Each spider was designed by our Creator to live in a specific environment.

The web begins with a single thread and a single spider with determination. The spider jumps and is carried by the wind to a branch or in the case of my spider another barbed wire and attaches it to this wire. After pulling this thread tight, it moves along the thread to the center and release another thread and attaches it to another spot of barbed wire. After the spider does this several more times and the base/foundation of the web is complete, he will begin to form a spiral connecting each thread to the base.

Each thread is coated in a sticky substance designed to catch the spider’s dinner. The spider can even tell by the vibration of the web whether or not the something that has been caught in the web is a leaf or his next meal.

Job 8: 13-15 Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so perishes the hope of the godless. What they trust in is fragile; what they rely on is a spider’s web. They lean on the web, but it gives way; they cling to it, but it does not hold.”

Psalm 9: 10 “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.”

Psalm 13:5 “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.”


Sandra Hardage