July 07 – Old Dutch Fable and the Spider

tfh sunriseAn old Dutch fable tells of a spider who spun a single thread of web from the high roof of a barn to a lower level. There he spun a web, caught flies, lived well and grew fat. One day, he decide that the thread was useless, so he snapped it. But the web collapsed the spider fell to the ground and was stepped on and crushed Jesus told a parable with a similar truth. He told of a prosperous rich man who thought only of this life, saying, “I will say of my soul, Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease: eat, drink and be merry. But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided.” Then Jesus added, ‘So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” Is a word to the wise sufficient?

Pastor Alex Rockwell