The Cornered Soldier

This is a very old tale about a soldier who was separated from his unit on an island during World War 2. What happened was, the war was very intense and in the smoke and the crossfire he lost touch with his squadron. Alone in the jungle and with limited armor, 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. He was safe for the moment, but then he realised that once the enemy soldiers looking for him swept up the ridge, they would quickly search all the caves and he would be found and killed. As he thought, he decided to pray, trembling in fear he said “Lord, please spare my life, Whatever happens, I believe you and trust you, Amen.” After praying, he laid quietly listening to the enemy begin to advance closer. 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. “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 humour.” As the enemy drew closer he watched from the darkness of his hide out and could see them searching one cave after another. As they came to his, he got ready to make his last fight, but then something happened, he heard the leader of the soldiers say: “you may as well ignore looking in this cave …if he had entered here this spider-web would have been broken!” So they left and he was delivered! To his amazement, however, after glancing in the direction of his cave, they moved on. Suddenly he realised that with the spider web over the entrance, his cave looked as if no one had entered for quite a while. Then he said “Lord, forgive me,”. “I had forgotten that with you a spider’s web is stronger than a brick wall”. God works in mysterious ways doesnt he? You see, he uses the most foolish of things in this world to confound the wise! He is indeed our protector if we believe in him. The way of God is foolish to man, trust God and leave things to him, he’ll make a way. Always!! So hey, what’s your worry about? Are you counting your losses instead of counting your gains, are you comparing your life with the ones you see on television or are you ignoring how far you’ve come as a person and dwelling on how little you’ve accomplished compared to people you believe are not better than you, I’ve been there and I’ve done that but guess what? It don’t lead you nowhere..not untill you learn to appreciate the little you have the great wouldn’t come. So in this season of merriment I leave you with this message #live #love & never forget to #laugh merry Christmas and a very prosperous new year to you and yoursâ˜ș

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