Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | December 1, 2021

A Web of Faithfulness

“May He equip you with everything good for doing His will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever.  Amen.”  Hebrews 13:21

It had been one of “those” days.  You know the kind.   It was late and I was ready to fall into bed, but I needed to take the trash to the curb for the next morning’s trash pick-up.  As I was walking back inside, I spotted a sizeable spider on the brick of our house.  We had a brief stand-off while I made sure it wasn’t going to lunge at me or sneak inside.  Once I realized the spider was harmless, we both went our separate ways and I quickly forgot about its existence.

The next morning, I opened our shades to the sight of three huge spider webs on our hydrangeas, thanks to last night’s spider!  The webs were a true work of art- delicate strands of silk connected to each other to form a perfect and beautiful pattern.  But perhaps the most amazing part was that the webs were anchored by a long strand of silk to other plants six feet across the yard.

How did this tiny spider anchor its webs to plants six feet away, and then get back to the hydrangeas to continue its web building?  How does it know to build such beautiful, intricate webs?  And to think the spider did all this work just so it could catch its next meal.  What faithfulness!  God didn’t spare any detail when He equipped His creation to fulfill its purpose.

The book of Hebrews is full of reminders to remain faithful to Jesus while pursuing our purpose here on earth.  The author encourages us to fix our thought on Jesus (3:1), to not harden our hearts to God’s voice (3:8), to hold firmly to our faith (4:14), to remain diligent (6:11), and to draw near to God (10:22).  At the end of the book, the author tells us that God will “equip you with everything good for doing his will (13:21).

Just as sure as the world turns, life will be full of distractions.  Cultivating the habit of remaining faithful to Jesus takes time and effort.  But the good news is that God doesn’t equip us with only a few good things and then send us on our way, hoping for the best.  Instead, He gives us instructions on how to remain faithful to Him, and then He equips us with everything good for doing what He has created us to do.

How can you be faithful in your purpose today?  Is God calling you to extend extra grace to your people, to clean up the same mess for the tenth time, to take a meal to a neighbor in need, or to accomplish a task that seems impossible?  Just as God created the spider with the ability to spin webs and anchor them for stability, God has equipped you with all you need to do His will for today.  Fix your thoughts on Jesus and draw near to Him, and God will equip you to build your own web of faithfulness.

“Lord, thank You for speaking to us through Your creation.  May we never stop pursuing You while we fulfill our purpose here on earth. 


For His Glory


Aubrey Carrales
TRBC Women’s Life




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