Have you ever seen a spider web and noticed all of its intricacies? Fine, delicate strings of beauty and grace, criss-crossing into a unique design, all part of a divine plan to nurture one of God’s creatures.
If you have ever walked into a web, you felt its stickiness and probably squealed or jumped and tried to detach it as quickly as possible.
In personal life, as in nature, there are webs everywhere. Sticky situations that can entangle even the most savvy. Fellow human beings fishing for information, masquerading as friends. Co-worker deviations aimed at tripping you up…..even the web of deceit that we ourselves weave. “I’ll just eat one more.” “He’ll never know” or “She deserved that!”
Oh, sometimes it’s not that bad, you get by with a web or two that harms no one in the making. But, other times the entanglement is real. The interlacing of fact and fiction snarl us into deception.
There is an old African proverb that says, “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.” What strength! What durability! What power!
Perhaps, it’s best to leave the web making to spiders. They are the true webmasters of this world. Beware, my friend, lest we fall into a web of danger or weave one for ourselves. “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”Walter Scott.