Caught in the Web!
Cricket hopped around the house until he came to a dark dusty part.
His mother had warned him to avoid such places, but he didn't listen or
care. It wasn't much of a web, but that careless cricket had
touched it and now he was caught!
He tried to break the sticky silk thread, but it was too strong. So
he tried to walk away, but the the web was like an elastic band and just
pulled him back again. He then tried jumping up and down.
He kept doing this and wished that he had listened to his mother.
But that only bound him more and more firmly in the web.
Spider was pleased when he saw this huge meal. He crept closer and
jumped onto the back of the cricket. Cricket knew he was in deep
trouble! He jumped up and down even more, but it was too late.
In less than a minute, Spider had bound up the cricket with layers of
silk! And what happened to poor old cricket? There was no
one to set him free, and he became a meal that lasted for months!
You won't get Caught!
Cricket thought he could get away with it, just like children who start to
do wrong things, but Cricket got caught in the web. Children also
get caught in a web that the devil wants to catch them in. The
devil likes to whisper in children's ears, "If you don't get caught the
first time, then you'll get away with it next time!"
And if they keep on doing wrong things, before they know it, they are
caught in the devil's web. And then they cannot get free of things
like lying, stealing, swearing, and being disobedient and cheeky.
And beware, the Bible warns us that our sins and wrong doings will catch
Jesus is not happy when you do wrong things. He wants to set you free
from the web that the devil catches you in. God will forgive you if
you ask Him and Jesus will make you clean inside again.
Jesus will break the threads of the devil's web and the Bible tells us that
if Jesus sets us free, we will be really free! You then need to be
sure that you pray daily and ask Jesus to keep you from doing wrong
things and to help you please Him in all you do and say.
You don't want to be caught in that web again, so remember Cricket and what
happened to him!