(Which is funny when you consider how terrified of spiders I am!)
I love the wonder of what Charlotte does for her unlikely friend.
Not only does she undertake to save the life of her pig-friend, Wilbur, she does it in a way that inspires awe in the people around her.
She uses her web for the good of the one she loves, saving him by the simple power of words.
Words like Some Pig. Radiant.
Humble always sticks out to me. It may be because it’s an odd word to describe a pig.
Or it may be because Humble and I haven’t been very well acquainted.
I love attention. I love praise. I love being told I’ve done a good job. I love being told that I am important, valued, accepted.
I’ve spent my life seeking these words of affirmation. I’ve been so good at making everything all about me, me, me.
But you know you can’t spend half your life in the presence of Jesus and not have things like that change.
Oh, you can spend half your life in the presence of Jesus trying to make it all about you, but eventually, He gets to you. He opens your eyes to your selfish ambition and makes you see it for what it really is.
(I hate that word!)
Pride keeps me from putting others before me. Pride keeps me from giving credit to the one who rightly deserves it, because I want it all for myself. Pride keeps me from allowing others their time in the spotlight.
Pride keeps me from using my gifts for the good of those around me.
Pride keeps me from Jesus.