Thursday, July 19, 2012

You blink twenty-five times every minute. Each blink takes one-fifth of a second. So if you take a ten-hour automobile trip, averaging forty miles per hour, you'll drive thirty-three miles with your eyes closed!

Thousands of people go through life with their eyes closed. They look, but they don't see.

They have sight but not insight. On journeys, they notice roads but miss the majestic scenery. In museums, they see paintings but overlook the genius in the brushstrokes. Sure, vision is present, but perception is absent.

That's what happened to the boatload of Jesus's disciples after He calmed the stormy Sea of Galilee. Remember their response?

"They were utterly astonished, for they had not gained any insight from the incident of the loaves." (Mark 6:51-52)

What would have happened in their lives if they had applied what they had observed earlier that day when Jesus fed the multitude with five loaves and two fish?  Remove insight and you reduce life to an anxious existence."

excerpt from an article written by Chuck Swindoll for Insight for Living