“He had learned the rare secret that you must
take happiness when you find it–
that there is no use in marking the place and coming back to it
at a more convenient season,
because it will not be there then.”
The spider, not caring whether the web is elaborate, elegant or showy,
chooses the path of least resistance.
Why toil elsewhere when what you want comes
easily your way with little to no exertion on your part?
How quickly we make ourselves available…
to him who is lurks in the shadows, waiting.
Waiting like the spider who sits and watches,
waiting as we begin to circle the lights.
Drawn in by the allure of all that is,
yet it is caution which must be exercised.
The mindless moth or bug is mesmerized by the light
flittering and jittering precariously near a waiting web..
A trap has been set.
Yet no one seems the wiser…
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me,
for I have come here from God.
I have not come on my own; God sent me.
Why is my language not clear to you?
Because you are unable to hear what I say.
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires.
He was a murderer from the beginning,
not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him.
When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!
Can any of you prove me guilty of sin?
If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me?
Whoever belongs to God hears what God says.
The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”
John 8 42-48