During World War II, a U. S. Marine was separated from his fighting unit on a Pacific Island. He was alone in the jungle. Now he could hear the enemy soldiers coming in his direction. As he scrambled for cover, he found his way to a high ridge containing several caves. Quickly he crawled inside one of them. Although safe for the moment, he realized that once the enemy soldiers swept over the ridge, they would quickly search all the caves, and he would be killed!
As he waited, he prayed, “Lord, if it is Your will, please protect me. I am trusting Your power.” Then he lay quietly listening to the enemy drawing closer to him. He thought, “I wonder how God will get me out of this one?” Now he saw a spider building a web over the front of the cave. “O my”, he thought. “What I need is a brick wall, and The Lord sends me a spider’s web. Unbelievable!”
As the soldiers drew closer he watched from his hideout, and could see them searching in 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’s web over the entrance, his cave looked as if no one had entered in a long time. “Lord, forgive me”, prayed the young man. “I had forgotten that with You, a spider’s web is stronger than a brick wall.” (How amazing God’s answers to your prayers can be!) a copy from Chaplain Don ?