This is a really nice story my friend sent

@raydene (9874)
United States
April 14, 2007 10:47am CST
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. "Ha, 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 the victories that God would work in our lives, sometimes in the most surprising ways. As the great leader, Nehemiah, reminded the people of Israel when they faced the task of rebuilding Jerusalem, "In God we will have success!" [Nehemiah 2:20] Remember: Whatever is happening in your life, with God, a mere spider's web can become a brick wall of protection. Believe He is with you always. Just speak His name through Jesus His son, and you will see His great power and love for you.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
15 Apr 07
Oh boy this poor marine, how frightening for him to be alone with his comrades when the enemy was coming after him. God really did protect this man and what a way to protect him via a spider web, oh that is wonderful that the spider web protected him. I do always believe that God is with me and my protector, I have had to ask God to help me and he always was there for me.
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
15 Apr 07
I have lost so many loved ones that if I didn't believe He/She has a plan I couldn't live with the loss..It is an amazing story isn't it..
@xnipher (544)
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
This is a great story.. Mind if i copy and paste it to forward it with my friends?
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I'm glad I could help..Please pass it on to anyone you want...I would love to have it shared...That's why I put it on here..Have a great day...
• United States
15 Apr 07
As I am living testimony to the power of God and his love this story just serves to remind us all never to lose faith.