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Old 17 November 2007, 12:32 PM
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Default Spider Web

I searched, but couldn't find this one, although I DID just wake up, so chow away.

During World War II, a US marine was separated from his unit on a Pacific island. The fighting had been intense, and in the smoke and
the crossfire he had lost touch with his comrades.

Alone in the jungle, he could hear enemy soldiers coming in his
direction. Scrambling for cover, he found his way up a high ridge to several small caves in the rock. Quickly he crawled inside one of the caves. Although safe for the moment, he realized that once the enemy soldiers looking for him swept up the ridge, they would quickly search all the caves and he would be killed.
As he waited, he prayed, "Lord, if it be your will, please protect me. Whatever your will though, I love you and trust you. Amen."
After praying, he lay quietly listening to the enemy begin to draw
close. He thought, "Well, I guess the Lord isn't going to help me out of this one." Then he saw a spider begin to build a web over the front of his cave.

As he watched, listening to the enemy searching for him all the while, the spider layered strand after strand of web across the opening of the cave.
"Hah, he thought. "What I need is a brick wall and what the Lord has sent me is a spider web. God does have a sense of humor."
As the enemy drew closer he watched from the darkness of his hideout and could see them searching one cave after another. As they came to his, he got ready to make his last stand. To his amazement, however, after glancing in the direction of his cave, they moved on. Suddenly, he realized that with the spider web over the entrance, his cave looked as if no one had entered for quite a while.

"Lord, forgive me," prayed the young man. "I had forgotten that in you a spider's web is stronger than a brick wall."
We all face times of great trouble. When we do, it is so easy to
forget what God can work in our lives, sometimes in the most
surprising ways. And remember with God, a mere spider's web becomes a brick wall of protection.
Old 17 November 2007, 12:36 PM
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I thought this was a story they told about Robert the Bruce?
Old 17 November 2007, 03:30 PM
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Phew! A man's life was saved in WWII! I guess the 70 million-odd people who were killed just weren't praying hard enough.
Old 17 November 2007, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by kitap View Post
I thought this was a story they told about Robert the Bruce?
The Robert the Bruce story was the one with the spider persistently building its web.*

This story appears to be Scottish in origin as well, though: A Spider's Web.

*ETA: This version of the OP story features Robert the Bruce, just to confuse matters.

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Old 17 November 2007, 03:56 PM
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