Encouraging Stories

  A Day of Reckoning   

Cyber-Daily-Devotion by Pastor Bill


Eight years as owner of an Agricultural Marketing firm taught me a lot about the practical illustrations in the Bible --- seeds, growing, crops and the harvest. The following story tells a tale of a big spider and how the land of plenty lulled him to sleep.

There was once a spider living in a giant Iowa cornfield. He was a big spider and he had spun a beautiful web between the corn stalks. He got fat eating all the bugs that would get caught in his web. He liked his home and planned to stay there for the rest of his life.

One day the spider caught a little bug in his web. Just as the spider was about to eat the little bug he said, "If you let me go I will tell you something important that will save your life." The spider paused for a moment and listened because he was amused. "You better get out of this cornfield," the little bug said, "The harvest is coming!"

The spider smiled and said, "What is this harvest you are talking about? I think you are just telling me a story."

But the little bug said, "Oh no, it is true. The owner of this field is coming to harvest it soon. No one knows the time but I can assure you it will happen. All the stalks will be knocked down and the corn will be gathered up. You will be killed by the giant machines if you stay here."

The spider said, "I don't believe in harvests and giant machines that knock down corn stalks.

"This field belongs to the owner who planted it, and the harvest is coming soon."

The spider grinned and said to the little bug, "I don't believe you," and then the big spider ate the little bug for lunch.

A few days later the spider was laughing about the story the little bug had told him. He thought to himself, "A harvest! What a silly idea. I have lived here all of my life and nothing has ever disturbed me. I have been here since these stalks were just a few inches off the ground --- and I'll be here for the rest of my life. Nothing is ever going to change in this field. Life is good --- I have it made in the shade."

The next day was a beautiful sunny day in the cornfield. The sky above was clear and there was no wind at all. That
afternoon as the big spider was about to take a nap he noticed a thick dusty cloud moving toward him. He could hear the roar of a very loud noise and he said to himself, "I wonder what that could be?"


The day of reckoning is coming. Are you prepared for it?

"Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." Matthew 24:42-44

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Cyber-Daily-Devotion by Pastor Bill
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