Saturday, September 17, 2011

It Was An Extra-Ordinary Day!

Greetings and Holykisses,

The photo above is my journal.
Sometimes, I write only once... sometimes more than that... and some days not at all; but that doesn't happen very often. I love to write ...and God gives me so much to record in my ordinary days. If only I'll see it all.

A couple days ago, I saw something that amazed me. I mean it was a moment I hope I never forget..........
I was walking in the garden, with my camera! (Thank you Lord) It was early morning and the flowers were absolutely incredible! Morning glories exploding everywhere!!!! It was cool and the angel Trumpet flowers were also all standing up as if praising the Lord. As I walked past one vine of morning glories I saw him: Mr. Crabspider. He was about head- high and I had to lift my arms to take
this photo of him. He was unlike the usual spiders I see. I said hello to him and moved on.
I was off in my own little world. Enjoying purple passion all around me. And then I heard something... -- What is that??? Fluttering....something wing-ed.... strong flapping... fluttering! Where was it coming from? I turned around towards Mr. Spider and there I saw a hummingbird moth flapping like crazy! Oh mygosh, I wondered... is she caught in a web? Hummingbird moths are really big and they're the ones who I chase at night in the Moonflowers! They're big and strong!
Then I saw him. Mr. Crabspider! The one I had just photographed on the morning glory!!!! He had her! She was upside down and he was literally holding her with his many arms and legs. I didn't know what to do? I wanted to snatch her away.... - but I was awestruck because
One strand held them. Can you see it? Imagine the weight on that one strand!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just stood there... and watched in amazement!
See them now towards the ground?! They are at the bottom of the photo, ---Then plop....
They were on the ground. Can you see him under her? Ohmygosh!

After abit, I took a stick and the spider crawled onto it. I lifted him back up to the morning glory and he crawled in his same spot. It's funny because it was only after I loaded these pictures on the computer that I could see the grasshopper leg "on" his morning glory.

These are all things I love to journal. I looked up spider in the bible and found I think 3?verses. This one caught my eye.

The word says

"The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces." Prov 30:28

This spider's palace just happens to be a morning glory. :)
--I still can't get over the strength!!!
If a spider is equipped to be this strong... just imagine ... how "strong" we really are in CHRIST!!!!
He provides for us!
He makes us able.

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21

Have an extra-ordinary day!


Rebecca said...

What an amazing drama you witnessed, Lea!

Sherry said...

Wow Lea!! Total God thing that you had your camera at the right moment like that. =) What an amazing story. Perfect verses too. Strength from our Lord is amazing! xo

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Wow, I was on my seat rooting for the moth, did she escape? LOL I've never seen a spider like that before but will sure be on the lookout and think of them in a different light now! Love this post!

From the Heart said...

A great post. You really get some good pictures that are meaningful.
Thanks for sharing them.