After some of the monsoon storms, you'll see hordes of them crossing the wet pavement, like something out of a sci-fi movie. It's males on the move, looking for....females. Unfortunately, for males their life cycle is limited to a few months, but females have been known to live for 20+ years in captivity. Doesn't seem quite fair, does it?
|Casa Wallace Tarantula|
|Creeping around for some lunch|
Just like we make quick judgments about the tarantula, we do the same with people. The tarantula is portrayed as a deadly predator in the movies, but that's entirely false. It's really a welcome bug eater in my courtyard. And so, before you rush to judgment on that person you just met, remember the big, hairy spider and what God told Samuel when he went to anoint the next king of Israel.
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Don't judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn't see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." I Samuel 16:7 NLT
|Helpful Bug Eater|