God sent a Spider…

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 ?                                       

A Touch, and a Miracle

(see the scripture story in Matthew 9: 20-22)

The roadway was crowded with people

Who wanted a glimpse of THE MAN.

He had healed the sick and discouraged,

With the touch of His powerful hand.

In the crowd was a timid, ill woman;

She had spent all her money in vain,

To find healing for her painful affliction;

And recover her lost health once again.

Now she reaches her hand as He passes;

Her hope was to tap His great power.

But the Savior soon knew of her action.

‘twas her faith which brought healing that hour!

Why not reach out your hand to the Master?

He is near you each step of your way.

Just have faith in His power to cleanse you;

He’ll respond and bring healing today!

                                            –by Chaplain Don

Does God Forsake us

A Fascinating Story:

         “Does God Forsake us?”

Nearly a century ago, the only survivor of a shipwreck was thrown on to an uninhabited island.  He was thankful to be alive.  But he was perplexed as to his final fate.  In a few days he managed to build himself a small hut in which he kept things saved from the wreck.

Constantly he prayed to God for deliverance, and anxiously scanned the horizon each day to hail any passing ship.

Weeks later, on returning from a hunt for food one day, he was horrified to find his little hut in flames! All he had was going up in smoke.   He decided that God really did not care for him anymore, and had totally forsaken him.

As he sat down in depression over this unfortunate turn of events, he suddenly looked up to see a ship coming in full steam toward him. Overcome with joy, he rushed to the shore to greet his rescuers, who excitedly told him, “We saw your smoke signal, otherwise we would never have known anyone was alive here !”                Don’t ever give up on God…He never gives up on YOU!                                          -author unknown