This post is dedicated to my new follower KIM, whose blog is touching, funny, and frank. One thing we both have in common is arachnophobia, or fear of spiders. I have posted about my spider fear before, how it came to be, the problems it has caused me, and the ineffective way my mother used to try to kill spiders. To read that post, click HERE. You will also find out what kind of webs spiders weave on sleeping pills, LSD, and in space. This is the Garden Of Spiders at the Louis Ginter Botanical Garden. Some of my followers may remember I posted a few of of these pictures last year. But here is what struck me about these. I took the pictures without a flash and with a flash, experimenting to see which looked the best. Without the flash, they are truly scary spiders. But look what happens when my brighter light from above flashes them. It shows them for what they really are, and takes away all the fear! The bright flash shows that they are nothing more than many tiny lights inside a housing. One of the first things I thought of was how powerless things of the dark are when faced with the light of God. The light of God exposes things for what they really are, which is merely paltry in his great plan for us!
"He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings deep shadows into the light." Job 12:22
"I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant..." Psalm34:4