Thursday, March 17, 2011

Green Bugs and Spider Webs

I suppose my brother was not much different from other boys his age. For one thing, he was extremely interested in bugs and spiders.

A dense hedge separated our property from the house next door. In that hedge we could see massive spider webs that had been spun by expert weavers.

My mother had a row of roses that lined our walkway from the front sidewalk to our porch steps. Those roses often had green bugs inside the petals.

We knew that red lady bugs were good, but these green creatures were eating holes in the rose petals, so we assumed they had to be bad.

At the time, we did not know their proper name, but they looked like the red lady bugs with their black spots, except their color was a pretty green.

I watched my brother collect a handful of those bugs, and before long he headed for the hedge.

Finding a large spider web, he carefully flipped one of the green bugs into the web and then he stood back to observe what the spider would do.

Cautiously at first, but then very quickly, the spider grabbed the bug and began to turn it over and over as he spun a chain of sorts to hold his prey.

My kind hearted brother spent the rest of the afternoon finding more spider webs and feeding those hungry spiders the bad bugs.

The Bible tells us that all including those who are not especially bad - - in fact many are “good” people, but ALL are caught in the spider’s web of sin.

For all have sinned and come up short to find God. But God loved us when we were yet in Sin and sent His son Jesus to be the Savior of you and me.

Until we receive Jesus as our Lord, we all find ourselves there in that trap tangled up in the web chains along with everybody else.

Some may ask, “What now? How do I get free of my sin?”

Simple, just believe that Jesus was crucified and died for your sin, and believe that He was raised up on the third day and is alive today in heaven. Then say with your mouth, Lord I believe, forgive me of my sin and come into my life. His Holy Spirit comes into your heart and you are “Saved.”

It is that easy, make it your prayer and tell God in your own words that you will serve Him all the days of your life, and you will be free from your sin. There will now be a time of learning more about God and Jesus as you look into the Bible. You will want to find a Church that believes the Bible is God’s Word, and it there you can make Christian friends who will encourage you in your walk with God.

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