Last night, I was encountered by a spider. I was writing down the equations for my statistics course, then I saw something moving from the corner of eye. I looked over and there was a spider. If everything had gone as usual, I would have flicked it off my desk with a blunt force that would have crushed its body at the moment of impact, but I felt pity for such creature.
Why are we scared of spiders? According to Wikipedia, spiders are unlikely to bite humans because they do not perceive humans as predators. Unless of course, if pinched, spiders will bite humans, but only about 200 species have bites that can cause potential health problems in humans.
Spiders are known to wait for their prey, their patience. Maybe We all have something to learn from them.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There's far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can't see now will last forever.