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I marveled at their beauty and how focused they were, even though I was right there watching them. Then suddenly, right in front of me, a very large garden spider swung down from underneath the gutter of the porch.

My natural instinct was to destroy this very large spider, but this spider grabbed my attention. It began to string a web from a bush located off the porch back up to the gutter from which it began its journey, starting the foundation of its web.

I was captivated as I watched this spider for more than an hour building its web. The spider took great care in the details of its web, designing its position, location, shape and size for the purpose of capturing its prey. The location of this web had me in awe. This spider had its web suspended off the porch in space, which to me was totally amazing.

After the web was created, I sat and reflected on the spider creating its web. Spiders were a nuisance to me before that day, but while standing there, observing the web, a scripture came to mind immediately.

David wrote in Psalms 14:1 Psalms 14:1The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good.
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: “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”

This process clearly showed me that this web had a designer, and that designer was the spider. Was the Master Designer showing me through the example of this spider, how magnificent He is and how detailed He was in His creation?

In essence, all living beings show the complexity and intricate detail of the Master Designer’s handiwork.

The Master Designer

In Genesis 1:1-31 Genesis 1:1-31 [1] In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. [2] And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters. [3] And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. [4] And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. [5] And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. [6] And God said, Let there be a firmament in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. [7] And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. [8] And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. [9] And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. [10] And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. [11] And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth: and it was so. [12] And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. [13] And the evening and the morning were the third day. [14] And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: [15] And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light on the earth: and it was so. [16] And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. [17] And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light on the earth, [18] And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. [19] And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. [20] And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that has life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. [21] And God created great whales, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. [22] And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. [23] And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. [24] And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. [25] And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creeps on the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. [26] And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. [27] So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. [28] And God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth. [29] And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. [30] And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creeps on the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. [31] And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
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we are told that the Master Designer is God, creating the heavens and the earth. From this point forward, the Master Designer took six days to make the earth suitable to sustain all forms of life, including man.

Through these verses the Master Designer has allowed us to see His greatness in detail through the creation of the earth, the plant life, the water, the animals and man.

Through biology, we can see living organisms at their cellular level. We can see how the organs of the body work. We can also see the Master Designer’s thoughtfulness to the detailed design of the human body.

There is no doubt that many people lack the knowledge that God exists, but God tells us how to find Him. Jeremiah writes, “And you will seek Me and find Me when you shall search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13 Jeremiah 29:13And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.
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The spider showed me that everything has a designer. The spider web had a designer, and its designer was the spider. If the spider was able to design and create such an intricate and beautiful web, how much greater is the Master Designer who created the spider and gave it the ability to design and create its web? UN

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