Where is God?

My kids were watching Charlotte's Web the other day. I sat there watching with them and the thought came to my mind...why is everyone so impressed with Wilber (the pig)? I mean, sure he is cute, but isn't the really amazing thing the spider?

This thought stuck with me for a while and the more I thought about it the more it made sence to me! Charlotte, the spider, is kind of like Jesus. She is working behind the scenes making Wilber out to be the mircilous pig everyone thinks that he is. She never asks for thanks and keeps on doing her "work" to conform Wilber into this great pig. In the end Wilber is spared from becoming the Christmas ham and she dies.

It makes me think of an old song, What a friend we have in Jesus. Here are the lyrics:

  1. What a friend we have in Jesus,
    All our sins and griefs to bear!
    What a privilege to carry
    Everything to God in prayer!
    Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
    Oh, what needless pain we bear,
    All because we do not carry
    Everything to God in prayer!
  2. Have we trials and temptations?
    Is there trouble anywhere?
    We should never be discouraged—
    Take it to the Lord in prayer.
    Can we find a friend so faithful,
    Who will all our sorrows share?
    Jesus knows our every weakness;
    Take it to the Lord in prayer.
  3. Are we weak and heavy-laden,
    Cumbered with a load of care?
    Precious Savior, still our refuge—
    Take it to the Lord in prayer.
    Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
    Take it to the Lord in prayer!
    In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
    Thou wilt find a solace there.
  4. Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised
    Thou wilt all our burdens bear;
    May we ever, Lord, be bringing
    All to Thee in earnest prayer.
    Soon in glory bright, unclouded,
    There will be no need for prayer—
    Rapture, praise, and endless worship
    Will be our sweet portion there.

What do you think? Am I way off base here or what? I want Jesus to make me a better person. Maybe he is, quietly working behind the scenes. Never asking for thanks, but I owe him all I have and ever will have. Kind of like Wilber, taking Charlotte's egg sack and taking care of it for her until her children go to spread out. Maybe I need to stop and take the time to spread the joy of Jesus and what He has done for me. He is the friend of all friends!

Thank you Lord Jesus for ALL that I have. It may not seem like much to anyone else, but to me it is immeasureable what you have done for me!

1 loving comments:


it is definitely immeasurable and we owe it to Him to be living like it.

loved your analogy...doesn't hurt that charlotte's web is an all time favorite.