I have been reading some interesting facts about spiders. I chose spiders because they are about everywhere, where as some other bugs are local and my point may be missed.
Some interesting spider facts:
- spiders come in all sizes, from barely visible to inches wide
- they have a lifespan of a year or less, except a few like tarantulas which can live over 10 years
- they are related to scorpions and ticks, a few other undesirables!
- They make silk for their webs, nests, traps, egg sacks and other things
- baby spiders can be cannibals and eat each other
- egg sacs can hold a thousand or more eggs
- when the babies are ready to go on their own the mother dies and the babies eat her
- the female will often eat the male after mating
Of course these are not all the facts about spiders, but I sure found it interesting. No wonder you get one in the house and you find so many more. I was in the bathroom minding my own business (doing my business) when along side me comes this “piece of dust” walking. Now my house gets a lot of dust, but I never saw any of it walk away before. I have asked it to, but it never listened.
I thought maybe this time it was listening, but upon closer look it was a tiny baby spider. I knew this meant more somewhere.
If you are like me, you do not like bugs of any kind in the house, however, I was not sure I wanted to go on a baby spider hunt either. I thought maybe they would just go away by themselves.
Funny thing about spiders, they don’t. If you do not get them out, they move more in. Spiders in the light overhead light covering, spiders in the cabinets. They can get into the smallest holes and hide forever or until you take care of them.
You know, our lives can be like that, or our marriage.
Sometimes we let a little “spider” in and it hides, until it hatches more and they hatch more. Pretty soon our relationship and life are a mess and we wonder what happened.
What can be a spider in our life?
- anger, tucked away
- a small lie
- the new lie to cover the small one
- control issues
- deceit of any kind
- wrong thinking
About anything can become a bug hidden in the back of our minds and hearts. Anything that tears us or our spouse down.
Once I got upset because I felt my husband was saying something degrading to me in public. It was in my mind, but I did not say anything. I tried to bury it and forget it. This led to me being angry, bitter and unforgiving when it grew.
When I finally blew up for no reason at all and wondered why I remembered that “spider” I had let in there and talked to my hubby about it. He never meant it the way it sounded, and I was so sure he did! After the talk, forgiveness and my praying and asking God’s forgiveness for all the sin I let in my life because of that incident it was gone. I had cleaned house of that spider mess.
What about you? We all have “spiders” lurking in our lives. Why not pray and ask God to show you where the bugs are in your life?
Then let Him show you how to do the house cleaning!
Also in my search on spider eggs I found this and thought it would be fun way to take care of those spider eggs.