Showing Up

Spider Web

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Yes, that’s about it today–just “showing up.”

Not enough zzz’s and it’s about all I can do. But it is enough, showing up, today. No driving necessary–hubbie took our car to the city. Much I can do anyway, sleepy or not! The day is still young and we have caffeine!

The LORD seemed to be letting me know, earlier today, that He is running this show. I picked up Chuck Colson’s 1990 book The God of Stones and Spiders. In it, he relates the story of an educated professional woman Nien Cheng who was imprisoned during China’s 1960s “cultural revolution.” She found God through the marvelous architectural work of a spider in her prison cell. This gave her strength to endure several years without giving her captors the lies they demanded. She was released 6.5 years after trumped-up charges.

This humble witness–a spider–showed this woman that Someone had greater power and greater wisdom than those powers around her imprisonment. She dared to give this “God” if He existed the benefit of thanks in that moment when the spider revealed Him to her. I guess all the spider did was show up and weave her web.

That’s all I have to do today too.