Saturday, July 30, 2016

God's Good Eyesight

“From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind….” –Psalm 33:13

Until I did some research, I assumed dogs had better eyesight than humans. Dogs do have better nighttime vision, but a human’s ability to discern details is about six times better than a dog’s. Dogs see in color, but colors don’t appear very bright or vivid to them. They can distinguish best between blues and yellows; their daytime vision is similar to a human with red-green color blindness. Sometimes we wonder how good God’s eyesight is. Can’t he see what’s going on? Can’t he see the injustice and violence humanity perpetuates? Of course he can. In fact, his eyesight is even better than ours. God can discern the goodness and hope in every human heart; he can perceive fear that needs reassurance and sorrow that needs comfort. Compared to God, we’re practically blind—unless we let God heal our blindness and soften our hearts (John 12:40). Lexi sees the world as a sort of pale blur; God sees clearly all mankind.

Dear God, Heal my blindness and help me see like you do. Amen

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