By Megan Low, Australia
On my way to church yesterday, I spotted a worm dangling from a tree. I watched it as I approached and saw that it was slowly climbing up the invisible thread that it had produced.
At first I was laughing at it. For the worm was no bigger than three-quarters of my thumb and yet it was climbing up a silk thread, which led to a seemingly unattainable end point—a branch that is at least over 6 meters above the ground! It’s never going to get there. What a hopeless case!
But as I continued to observe it, I was amazed and impressed. When I first noticed it, it was at a height near the level of my stomach, but within a minute it had reached my eye level.
Then I thought, that’s how God wants us to press on as well. If He were to give us the entirety of something, like our life plans, we could well be disheartened and give up, especially if we have a long way to go. So He gives us limited vision, so that we can concentrate on what is just before us and trust that He knows best.
Isaiah 41:14 says,
“Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob,
little Israel, do not fear,
for I myself will help you,” declares the LORD,
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.