God Created Spiders
By Chloe Raines
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. He also
created spiders. Some people wonder why God created spiders and many
people share the common opinion that spiders are creepy, crawly and
hairy. However, if any one takes the time to closely observe them,
they are wonderful examples of Godís design.
God created spiders with built in instincts from day one to be able
to build webs and survive. NASA has even launched a spider into space
to see how it could spin webs in a weightless environment. Within
three days, the spider was spinning an almost perfect web. Not all
spiders build webs, but many do some built intricate, beautiful, lacy
webs, and some make confusing mazes. Some spider webs, if made into a
single strand, would stretch for more then 300 miles!
All spiders manufacture silk, and most spiders manufactures many
different kind. Some spiders have ultra violet silk to attract
insects. Spined spiders will decorate their webs with bits of silk
made to look like midge flies. Midge fly-eating insects, hoping to get
a meal, but instead they become one!
There are an estimated 35,000 different kinds of spiders, and
tarantulas are the largest. Some tarantulas are as large as a dinner
plate and all are extremely hairy! In fact, some kind of tarantulas
are large enough to eat small birds.
The water spider is especially amazing. They take air bubbles under
water to a little platform of silk they have spun and release the
bubble on the under side of the platform so it is trapped. They do
this until they have enough air trapped so they can live under water
for quite a long time, even months, without ever going above water.
The goldenrod spider can change colors. They live in flowers, waiting
for pollinating insects as prey. The goldenrod spider is actually
white, but they can change color to yellow so they can move to a
yellow flower if need be, rather than a white one.
Jumping spiders are generally pretty cute, with their big eyes and
bright colors, if you can get past the fact that it is a spider. Like
their name they are excellent jumpers, leaping up to 10 inches in a
single bound. That would be like an average sized human being jumping
Another kind of jumping spider will mimic an ant. It will hold its
first pair of legs up like antennas and walks on its remaining six
legs. It might do this to avoid predators who know that ants taste
Only one known species of spider lives in families-all other spiders
live solitary lives. A family of Australian huntsman spiders will
include spiders of all ages.
Spiders with all their varied designs and capabilities provide a
fascinating area of science to study. God created spiders for the job
of keeping down our insect population. If there were no spiders, our
world would literally be overrun by bugs. So, spiders do have a
purpose and they were created for this purpose by the Creator of all