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I couldn’t believe my eyes, Lord!

Actually, I could.  I had to.  Because what I saw was unmistakable!  I just couldn’t imagine how what I saw had come to be.

I had walked out our back door, heading for my car.  But a familiar, oh-so-subtle “heart prompting” stopped me in my tracks.  So I would look to my right.

Something I rarely, if ever, do.

Our deck was empty.  But the sun glinted on something in mid-air.  What could that be?  I looked more closely and saw…

… a spider web.

It shocked me!  Because it was no ordinary spider web!

Movement in the center of the web caught my eye.  The Creator/Resident Spider hiumself.  He scurried up one anchor strand, all the way to the gutter.  That’s when my eyes focused on The Big Picture.

This web was massive!  It stretched from the outside wall of our house across the entire width of our deck.  Twelve feet wide, Lord… and at least six feet high!!!

And I couldn’t help but wonder:  How had a spider only 1/2 inch long built a spider web with a twelve-foot span?  How did such a small spider attach the web’s second anchor strand to a point twelve feet away from the first… with nothing but open air in between???

Talk about dreaming BIG… !!!

I guess that was the whole point of this… wasn’t it, Lord?  Your special encouragement to me today, on the heels of my recent dis-couragements?  A radical reminder that You can — and will — accomplish what is far beyond my mental precedents and physical limitations?

So I(we) can Dream BIG… because You can DELIVER?!

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!”  (Ephesians 3:20)

Awestruck… again!!!   Always???!!!   🙂

Abba’s Girl

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