He was consumed by fear as his legs carried him into a deserted cave.
He could hear their footsteps, no he could feel every step.They were so close, and all he prayed for was a miracle.
With his mouth and body trembling with fear, the Christian soldier cried silently to God through prayer. He didn’t want to die.
In his heart, he desired for a mountain lion to guard the front of the cave. To chase them away so he can escape from this foreign land to his country.
Three minutes of expectancy was like three decades. There was no sign of even a lion cub or a sickly lion, all he saw was a spider skilfully weaving it web.
The spider couldn’t be ignored as it was weaving around the front of the cave.
He could bet his racing heart like the sound of a galloping horse led the soldiers around the cave.
As he moved further to the dark of the cave, he questioned God. He was so disappointed in God. He was so mad at God.
‘Wait…’, he heard one say, ‘that’s way too many spider webs’.
‘The entrance shows no one has been here’, said another.
‘Let’s just turn back’, they all agreed.
With a heavy heart and uncontrolled tears, he was so sorry for demanding how he wanted his prayer to be answered.
Several times, we have questioned God and we still do. Is it right to do so in our times of desperation?
Tony Amofa (a friend) advised “all we have to do as Christians is to pray, *how* God wants to answer is not our business”.
Kwabena Nkansah Asante (another friend) encourages us to desire God’s will above anything as we pray and wait.
God used a spider to save that day. He works and saves in numerous ways. Trust Him.
Cc: Christ YPG Bible Studies (CYBS)