GOD’S WORD FOR JUNE 8
GOD’S WORD FOR JUNE 8 ~ ~ Proverbs 20:12 ~ ~ Ears that hear and eyes that see – The Lord has made them both.”
Mankind has attempted to duplicate the eye of humans and animals in camera design for years, without coming near to the complexity and precision that Our Lord God, Creator of the universe has done with thousands of varieties of eyes.
The eye have numerous muscles and tear ducts that keep the eye moist, protected and functional. The muscles move the eye an average of 100,000 times every day.
As far as function, our eyes process 1.5 million bits of information at the same time, and provide 80% of the sensory stimulation of our brains.
Light going into the eye, of course, is traveling at 186,000 miles per second, and yet the iris can respond to changes and open and close accordingly to let in just the right amount of light. The images that go into the eye go through the lens, which focuses them on the retina on the back of the eyeball, which contains 137 million light-receptor cells. Interestingly, 130 million of these are specifically for black and white vision, and only 7 million are for color.
After this, the light travels at 300 mph to the brain for processing, and the rest “is history”.
As wonderful as our eyes are, there are many species of animals which God created with eyes far superior to ours. Either way, we, as well as creation, are: “fearfully and wonderfully made”
Psalm 139:14 ~ ~ “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knows right well.”
Doesn’t it stand to reason that the God who created this wonderful created universe, loves us enough to make sure we can live with Him forever? Would He do half a job? Would He have done all that for a few thousand years of life here in this fallen world? No. He was thinking of eternity. When Adam sinned, creation fell into evil hands along with mankind. Jesus died to save it all for us. But it isn’t automatic. We can’t live our lives and expect to reap the benefits of His sacrifice. We need to go to Him, admit that we sin, acknowledge that He died for us, and make Him our Lord and Savior, living for Him from now on, knowing that we will live with Him forever because of the perfection HE lived, despite the wrong we did. Then we live the remainder of our lives in gratitude and love for Him. Our church won’t save us. Our good works won’t save us. In fact, God calls our good works “filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6) Only relying totally on Jesus’ substitution ALONE will save us.
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue in my love.