The eye is most exquisitely and delicately constructed. This little organ has tens of millions of electrical connections and can handle one and a half million simultaneous messages. The retina alone, covering less than a square inch, contains 137 million light-sensitive receptor cells. The tiny muscles of the eye, milligram for milligram, are among the bodys strongest. On average, they move about one hundred thousand times daily, bringing objects into sharp focus. A similar exercising of the leg muscles would entail a fifty-mile walk. Truly, we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Oh, how precious is the gift of sight! It is pre-eminently the learning sense. We absorb an estimated 80 percent of all our knowledge by means of sight. Christian, guard the eye-gate. Resolve with the psalmist, I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes (Psa. 101:3).
How much more precious is spiritual sight! The natural man is spiritually blind. The Christian once was darkness, but now is light in the Lord. One thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see (John 9:25). These are the words of a man blind from birth. He was ushered into a new worldthe world of sight with all its attendant sensations. His experience strikes a chord in every redeemed heart.
Yet he who sees most needs to have his eyes enlightened, for how little as yet of the glory of God have any of us beheld! (C. H. Spurgeon). Oh, that increasingly the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe (Eph. 1:17-19).
Daily devotions are from the book "Eagle's Wings" published by the Free Presbyterian Church.
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