Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Life Lesson from Nature

One of the things I love about this room of mine is the big double window. For the last few days I've watched with interest as one of those big spiders wove her web right on the outside in my view . It's one of those really cool webs we've all seen, perfect and amazing in design. Once she was done with it, she works constantly to make sure it stays perfect. I've watched her catch her dinner in her web and I've watched her crawl around checking for loose treads and repairing them.

The other day I saw that a big red leaf had blown right into her web and got stuck. Suddenly she appeared out what seemed like nowhere and just stared for a while at the leaf. If was like she was in shock that this had happened to her web. I watched to see what she'd do if anything and sure enough after a little while she ran in a spider like way to the leaf and started working around the intruder and finally disconnected it. But it only fell a little bit further down the web and got stuck again. Without hesitation this time she crawled down and worked to disconnect it again only for the same thing to happen. I could almost see her frustration but she didn't stop, she kept working until finally the leaf was gone. But then she had work to do for every time she'd scrambled to get the leaf loose she'd destroyed a section of the web. She seemed to rest a few minutes and then she set off to work to repair her world. And she did too, before long all was just like it had been before that big red leaf came crashing in.

Now there's a life lesson in this if you choose to see it which I do. Sometimes these little lessons about life come in strange ways.


Marge said...

Aren't spider webs awesome? Even something as creepy as a spider can make something as amazing and intricate as a web.

I'd say there is more than one lesson on this spider story. Isn't our God an awesome God to teach us lessons in a spider web!

I am so glad to have you back! I really did miss you.

Aisling said...

This is why I find nature infinitely fascinating. There are so many life lessons to be learned, if we are paying attention. I hope I have a least a fraction of that spider's patience and perserverance!

I loved reading your post this afternoon, as I sit at school waiting for my next class. It's nice to know you are just a few clicks of the keyboard away! :)

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Oh thank you Marge, you are always so loving and caring and I've missed you too!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Thanks Marcy, I hope you have a good day, and I am, just right here, a few clicks away.