Over the past week I have been watching this same little spider build its web from our back porch. Some spiders build new webs every night, but this one continues to repair the damaged places. Even when a tear or damage comes to it, it goes back and repairs it again and keeps on going. It keeps going even when it has a setback.
The details are so intricate. There are parts where it was simple and done very quickly, and then there are other parts it has spent days on. The lines seem seamless and perfectly woven together to make a beautiful design. Those places took much more time.
This illustration made me think of our walk with Christ. There are parts of our journey that seem simple. We are happy. We are confident. Then a little tear, or in our case bump in the road comes along. We feel tested. Will this cause us to have a setback, or are we going to keep on going? Will we take the time to seek the Lord and repair, forgive, move on, and keep pressing forward, or will this cause us to stumble?
The woven detail is just like our life. The web has detail, takes time, its intricately woven just like our journey. How amazing is it that he already knows every detail. Those tears or damage don’t catch the Lord by surprise. He is our ever present help in time of need. We don’t have to continue to build our web alone because he already knows what the end product looks like. God is concerned about the intricate details of our daily lives. Not just the big picture things we think about. It’s the details that make a piece of art beautiful.
Psalm 139:15-16 Passion translation
You even formed every bone in my body
when you created me in the secret place,
carefully, skillfully shaping me from nothing
You saw who you created me to be before I
Before I’d ever even seen the light of day,
the number of days you planned for me
were already recorded in your book.