“The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them” Proverbs 20:12
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 cells. The tiny muscles of the eye, milligram for milligram, are among the body’s strongest. On average, they move about one hundred thousand times daily, bringing into sharp focus. Truly, we are wonderfully made.
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” Psalm 101:3.
How much more precious is spiritual sight! The natural man is spiritually blind. The Christian once was spiritual 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 world – the world of sight with all its attendant sensations. His experience strikes a chord in redeemed hearts. [Rev. Michael Patrick]
“God’s mind is revealed in Scripture, but we can see nothing without the spectacles of the Holy Ghost” [Thomas Manton]