The community of Talin is known for having the most tarantulas. Big, hairy brown ones and big, hairy black ones! Two weeks ago, we went to service on Saturday at Talin. We sang, danced to God, preached the Word, had a beautiful altar service, and the moment we said “Dismissed”, 4 year old Mirian ran up to the platform and pointing with her tiny finger, said, “Pastora, hay una tarantula por alla en la pared’. (There’s a tarantula on the wall there!!!) Well, we had seen him earlier in service, so we thought it adorable that she warned us! We let him alone, since he had not moved while we worshiped.
When we returned on Tuesday for Bible study, we quickly went in to see if ‘he’ might be there. Sure enough, there was one big brown hairy tarantula! In the same location, same wall, same corner. One of the ladies said, “I’ll get the broom and kill it’!!! We told her not to, as he wasn’t bothering anyone. And during Bible study, ‘he’, again, did not budge.
By now, it’s become an event for the church to see if ‘he’ is still abiding there. So, this past Saturday, we all walked in looking for him. Yep, still there. On Tuesday again, yes still there. We decided yesterday that he has officially taken up house in our church. That’s ok, as long as he listens to the Word of God and disturbs no one. We do believe that ‘he’, too, is powerless to move in the presence of God!