The human eye is one of the most incredible and intricate designs from the living God.
- The eye consists of around 2 million working parts
- It has the ability to distinguish about ten million colors
- It has
automatic focusing and can handle an astonishing 1.5 million messages simultaneously!
- Evolution could never fully explain the initial source of the eye or the brain.
- If the human eye was a digital camera it would have 576
- There are around 6 to 7 million cone cells and around 130 million rod cells, in the human eye!
Such intricacy could never come about by chance, our common sense tells us that
it must have been created by an intelligent mind who is God Himself, who has a mind, far above ours. He knows all things and nothing is impossible for Him.
King David stated in Psalm 17:8, "Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under
the shadow of Your wings." Those who belong to God are the apple of His eye! How special is this? To be the apple of our Creator's eye! Such love He has for us.
In Luke 11:34-36, Jesus talks about our eyes being the lamp of our body; "The lamp
of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body is also full of darkness. Therefore take heed that the light that is in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full
of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light".
In the Bible, Jesus opened the eyes of many blind people and not just those who were physically blind but also those who
were spirtually blind!
There is an example of one man who Jesus prayed for twice. 'Then He came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him. So He took
the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw anything.
And he looked up and said, “I see men like
Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly.
Then He sent him away to his house, saying, “Neither go into the town, nor tell anyone in the
town.”' - Mark 8:22-26
There is a beautiful promise in the Bible for those believe and trust in Jesus;
1 Corinthians 2:9 - 'But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen,
nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”'
The Apostle Paul, who experienced extreme persecution for sharing his faith, had a dramatic conversion
experience whereby he had what was like 'scales' come off of his eyes. He encountered Jesus while on the Road to Damascus. After the encounter, he was transformed from someone who persecuted Christians to becoming the person who wrote most books of the New
Testament! He encourages us to fix our eyes on Jesus. What a testimony of God's saving grace and mercy in someone's life!
"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay
aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher
of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." - Hebrews 12:1-2