Friday, April 1, 2011


Recently my son Christopher had his eyes examined and it struck me how these remarkable organs are often taken for granted.
Did you know?

  • Your eyes are composed of more than 2 million parts
  • Under the right circumstances can see up to 14 miles
  • Utilize 65% of all the pathways to the brain
  • In a normal life-span, will process 24 million images

When the Apostle Paul prayed "that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you," he strained to see beyond the physical realm to a deeper level, to that place we call the heart.

Not the "hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood." (Merriam-Webster)

You know. The other one.
The one that breaks, the one that yearns.
The one with eyes. 

What you see is not always what you get. God desires you to walk by faith, and not by sight. So much frustration and pain is relieved and fear prevented when we see through the eyes of faith. Dare to hope, again. Look beyond your circumstances and you just might see what you've been missing.

.EF Clark
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