God’s Unusual Care

by Jerry Senn

There are times when God chooses to protect his trusting children in unusual ways. Felix of Nola [2nd century AD] found this to be true when he was fleeing from his [Roman] enemies. Calling on God for help, he took refuge in a cave. He had scarcely entered when a spider began to spin a web over the opening. The pursuers saw the spider’s lacy veil blocking the entrance and didn’t bother to look inside. They figured that no one could have entered without disturbing that delicate curtain of silk. So they left, and the life of one of God’s noble men was spared for additional service for Christ. Felix of Nola later summed up his experience in these words,

“Where God is, a spider’s web is a wall. Where He is not, a wall is but a spider’s web.”  

R. Kent Hughes

Does Jesus Care?
Does Jesus care when my heart is pained
Too deeply for mirth and song;
And the burdens press, and the cares distress,
And the way grows weary and long?
Does Jesus care when my way is dark
With a nameless dread and fear?
And the daylight fades into deep night shades,
Does He care enough to be near?
Does Jesus care when I’ve said “good-by”
To the dearest on earth to me,
And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks
Is it aught to Him? Does He see?
O yes, He cares; I know He cares,
His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary,
The long nights dreary,
I know my Savior cares. (He cares)

Frank E Graeff (w 1901) # 507