What I Learned From Studying The Anatomy Of The Eye

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One of my favorite classes in college was Cognitive Psychology, probably because it was taught by one of my favorite professors, Dr. Kevin Leach. When I attended Northwest College (now Northwest University), I graduated in the first round of the newly created psychology program. Originally my goal was to earn my masters in Clinical Psychology and become a family therapist. My, how life can change!

I found most of my classes fascinating. But one day during my Cog Psych class, Dr. Leach began explaining the anatomy of the eye. While I usually find science rather boring, I was struck by how cleverly the eye was designed (can I get a shout out to our Creator!)

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Image courtesy of Eyesight Laser Surgery Center in Sydney

Finally the lesson ended and Dr. Leach reminded us of a familiar Bible story – the blind man who was healed by Jesus (John chapter 9). He challenged the class to really consider just how big this miracle really was. This man was blind from birth and had never seen anything in his life.

Jesus didn’t just suddenly make the eyes see again. He restored the connection between the eyes and the brain. He healed the man’s brain so it would accurately interpret the information received by the eye. The entire system was restored.

Our body is an amazing gift. We must never take it for granted. Nor must we forget just how amazing Jesus’ miracles really were. Today doctors can correct a small percentage of blindness, but they need surgical equipment. Jesus only used mud!

Since that day I have never looked at the eye, or Jesus, the same again.

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