GOD’S WORD FOR OCTOBER 1
GOD’S WORD FOR OCTOBER 1 ~ ~ Isaiah 29:16~ ~ “Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?”
It was first discovered in 1855, but many scientists debated its existence for another 50 years. Once its existence was finally proven to everyone’s satisfaction, it was another 50 years before science had any tools to begin studying it. Finally, in the late 1980s, scientists began to learn a little about the secrets of one of the tiniest, yet most amazing structures in the body.
At the back of the eye, between the deepest layer of the retina and the cells beneath it, lies a tiny moat made up of about 10 drops of a mysterious fluid. The entire moat is thinner than a sheet of cellophane.
It seems that the clear fluid in the moat serves the surrounding light-sensing tissues of the eye in place of blood, bringing in nutrients and carrying away waste. It also transports light-sensitive chemicals needed by the light-detecting cells in the eye. In addition, it seems to glue the retina in place. More than that, the moat is rich in a growth factor. This fact makes scientists believe that the gel may also be important to repairing injuries to the retina, keeping the cells of the retina young and active, as well as helping in the growth of new cells. As one researcher said, the more they study this tiny structure, the more unexpected abilities they find – something like a bottomless suitcase.
Charles Darwin, who didn’t even know about the moat, was right when he said that it was impossible to believe that natural selection could have produced the eye. Yup—Good ol’ Charlie said that! I bet he got shot down for that statement!!!!
God not only has the right thing for absolutely every purpose, He doubles up on some things, like this eye moat hat has at least five different functions and is very very small! How many other things like that have not been found out yet?
God’s wisdom is infinitely far beyond what we could even imagine, much less understand!
The Word talks about the eye, and equates it with how we see and understand things in our world.
The first few days in the Garden after creation, satan, speaking to Adam and Eve, likened seeing with understanding, as we many times do today:
“For God knows that on the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will become like God, knowing good and evil.”
God can and does open our eyes, as in making us understand things, or see things for the first time, as He did for Hagar when she had to leave Abraham and Sarah with Ishmael, in Genesis 21:1`9.
David asked for understanding, referring to light to his eyes: Psalm 13:3
“Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; Enlighten my eyes,”
In Matthew 6:22, Jesus Himself told us this: “The eye is the lamp of the body; so then, if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.” Again, equating our attitude toward the things of God—toward the Light of Jesus Christ—coming through the windows of our eyes. What we see is what we will comprehend most.
But one of my most intriguing verses about eyes is this one in Psalm 11:4 ~ ~
“The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; His eyes see, His eyelids test the sons of mankind.”