The Day Autumn Arrived - A Dose of Encouragement

I know I wrote a post previously about

but it seems that in September each year (the start of Autumn I suppose) we really do notice all the spiders coming out of their hiding places.

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.

We need a special effect to make us stand out

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.


  1. Aw that's such a nice thought. :)

  2. What a beautiful blog about noticing those amazing spider webs -- and reminding us of the beauty and power of the Holy Spirit weaving through our lives! Visiting from Christian Women Bloggers Unite today!

  3. Thanks for sharing. That's neat.

  4. Oh, my! It looks like your spiders are decorating for Halloween! But what beautiful thoughts their actions inspired. Thanks for sharing both the pictures and your thoughts. Blessings to you.

  5. I love how you brought the spiders webs back to God Sandra. He does need us to go forward and be witnesses for Him. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Anonymous11:52

    Great perspective! Visiting from #RaRa Linkup

  7. I usually don't think of spiders as being something beautiful but God sure does. I am too quick to knock those webs down instead of studying them for a little while. Good post.

  8. I sure understand! Webs, connected to a variety of bugs, have broken in and through our house all spring, summer, fall. THEN we'll have to deal with the house mice during the winter. I keep my attention all around, and knock things down as I can. Thanks for sharing. You grabbed my attention.

  9. Sandra, Thanks for the great analogy!

    When I saw the webs, especially the ones linked to the chairs, I was thinking what busy spiders you have! May we all be busy for Christ leaving evidence of our work everywhere. :-)

  10. When the light shines on us we are readily visible to those we meet who need Jesus. May we let our light shine for Him. Yes, spider webs are amazing. How intricate they are and almost invisible to the naked eye. But then. Thanks for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

  11. What a beautiful correlation! We do need to shine and gleam as Christians, even through our trials so that others may get to know Jesus through us. Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

  12. Really great thoughts! Blessed to be your neighbor for #coffeeforyourheart.

  13. Hi Sandra,
    I'm your neighbor at Holley's today. Oh -- your words about the Holy Spirit's work in our lives making us more noticeable to others so they can see God is a good truth! Enjoyed my visit here today and hope the spider webs stay there through Halloween! :)

  14. Amen! It is my heart's desire Sandra that God is glorified in everything I do. Thank you for sharing. I hope you are feeling better and God bless you and yours!

  15. While spiders scare the skadoodles out of me, they create the most beautiful work of art. I'm so thankful for the beautiful work of art God is creating in me even during those dark moments. Thanks for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.

  16. Love the web that you wove. Thanks for pointing it out. Stopping by from #Reflect.