Have you ever thought about the intricate complexity of the human eye? It amazingly allows us to not only view objects, but to view depth, color, size, and every little detail of the world around us. Really, the eye is a super complicated machine with many parts. And usually we take it so very for granted.
For fun today, my husband and I went on a 100 step walk. You may remember the 100 step walk we took last fall. Today we stepped off in a different direction, through the alleyways, and into the business area of our small town. Every 100 steps we stopped and my challenge was to look around and find something interesting to photograph.
As I went through the photos, I realized that none looked like what I remember seeing. Our eyes process so much more of our world and capture so many elements, details, and contrasts that the camera lens is incapable of discerning. For us, all those adjustments to light and dark, reflections and shadows happen imperceptibly. We are amazing works of God’s hand. My mind cannot fathom how each of the parts of the eye work in tandem with the whole body. It is truly miraculous.
So as you, hopefully, enjoy this photo journey, think about the depth and dimension that the camera cannot capture. And yet, as we look at each photo, our mind’s eye often fills in what the lens of the camera has missed.
Our eyes are often thought of as the window to our soul. The images our eyes see become burned into our minds, never to ever leave. This verse from the Bible gives us something to contemplate as we consider our eyes.
The eye is the lamp of the body. You draw light into your body through your eyes, and light shines out to the world through your eyes. So if your eye is well and shows you what is true, then your whole body will be filled with light. But if your eye is clouded or evil, then your body will be filled with evil and dark clouds. And the darkness that takes over the body of a child of God who has gone astray—that is the deepest, darkest darkness there is. Matthew 6:22-23 The Voice (VOICE)
How many places do you pass by on your walk or commute that you are no longer seeing? Your mind’s eye may have tuned out the familiar. It was incredibly fun for me to stop every 100 steps and turn around in my stopping spot and look. Forms and shapes and textures jumped out in new and fresh ways. And even though the journey started out mostly gray, it was interesting to note that even the sky changed bit by bit, clouds dissipated, and color and contrast emerged.
I’m feeling pretty grateful for all these dark brown eyes of mine can do. As one with an acute visual awareness, a visual learner, and creator, my eyes are key to who I am.
Will you join me on Joy Day! in giving thanks for our eyes and so much more?
Let’s give an eye-witness.
Thank you God for:
- An important connection
- The prayer of belief that was uttered at breakfast and answered the same afternoon.
- The Truth Project and learning more about how you created us.
- Your constant affirmation reiterated over and over.
- This blog and the lovely people who stop by.
- “No.” Not what we wanted to hear, but I know You closed the door.
Now it’s your turn!!
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