Spider Webs Glistening

Works of art of these woven filaments “of proteinaceous spider silk” for use as a “trailed safety line, sticky silk for trapping prey or fine silk for wrapping it.”  “Webs allow a spider to catch prey without having to expend energy by running it down. Thus it is an efficient method of gathering food. However, constructing the web is in itself an energetically costly process because of the large amount of protein required, in the form of silk. In addition, after a time the silk will lose its stickiness and thus become inefficient at capturing prey. It is common for spiders to eat their own web daily to recoup some of the energy used in spinning. The silk proteins are thus recycled.
~excerpt from Wikipedia

Spider web of sheet weaver spiders, taken some...

Like works of art are woven filaments of deceit, spider webs glistening.  From the framework of reality hangs an intricate interwoven silken trap.  The truth of reality sets the background but deception twists the thread of truth into a beautiful and beguiling storyline of promise and wonder and adventure.  The weaver lets the prey trap itself and now the weaver has new strength to weave and weave again.  The tensile strength of each new thread is greater than the same weight of steel and has much greater elasticity.

Upon our vulnerabilities, our desires, our needs, our hopes and our dreams the spider of fear begins to weave with silken threads the web of deceit.  Oddly enough, a spider’s web is never more attractive than when washed in the morning dew and illuminated in the morning sun.  Compromise here and hide a little there; circumstances excuse the compromise.  The spider of doubt weaves with silken threads the web of deceit.  Purity and holiness decrease in value; circumstances allow for the exception.  Focus and purpose become skewed when caught within the web of deceit.  After all, the tensile strength of the web was designed to cause death.


“If you hold to My teaching,

you are really My disciples. 

Then you will know the Truth,

and the Truth will set you free.”




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