which I have received of the Lord Jesus,
to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”
By Elece Hollis
My eyes rested suddenly
On a spider weaving a web. It was
A healthy spider, one
I should not have liked to have encountered
In the darkness! He was still
For a minute and then continued to weave,
His eight legs moving constantly.
An amazing little creature – a spider – who builds
Intricate designs into his web, trapping insects, wrapping them
Like little mummies for future meals.
The very idea is intriguing!
God, you are such a genius! No,
You are much more than that!
All the billions of creatures on our earth,
And their complicated systems of living
Were created by you. How awesome!
I have always been amazed
To see the huge animals;
The mighty rhinos, the great gray elephants, the tall giraffes,
Gigantic whales, but when I look
At the wonder of this tiny one – the spider. What further proof does man need of you, God?
“O Lord, how manifold are thy works!
In wisdom thou hast made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
So is the great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable,
both small and great beasts.”