I know I wrote a post previously about
So we get quite used to the fact that they are there for a while.
However just this morning I really was reminded of the spiders in a very different way.
Just look at those webs.
I know they were obviously not made overnight but I hadn't noticed them the previous few days.
Today however there had been a bad fog overnight which lasted until quite late in the morning and as it cleared this was my view in the patio.
The webs stretched all around the gate and the fencing (even some over the bushes)
and they were linked to the patio table and chairs as well.
They made a beautiful pattern between each fence post and also between the patio table & chairs.
I stood in amazement wondering how I had not noticed these webs before, so many of them, and then I realized that they would normally have been difficult to see from inside the house (and I had been inside for a week ill with flu).
Today however was different.
They were so noticeable because the icy fog had left a kind of glistening effect on them.
A short while later they were no longer noticeable from the kitchen window.
They had needed this special effect to make them stand out clearly and attract my attention.
We also need a special effect to make us stand out as followers of Christ.
God has given us His Holy Spirit to produce good fruit in our lives and catch the attention of others, not to be directed to us,
but to Jesus.
In today's world more than ever we need to allow the Holy Spirit to work through us and draw the attention of the rest of the world to our loving Saviour because that is the job of the Holy spirit and our job too.
So let's think of the arrival of this autumn frost as a sign to remember that God will use His Holy Spirit to make our lives beautiful and attractive to others so that they will say they hadn't noticed that before and want to find out more - about Jesus.