Tonight the entire family was all snuggled in the big bed, when I brought out a science video I needed to watch to prepare for a class. Five science videos down the rabbit hole later, we landed on one that talked about why our eye sees what isn’t there.
The video literally tricked our eyes into thinking a black and white picture was color. The scientist in the video described the human eye as a “marvel of engineering.” And then he explained why we saw color that didn’t exist. Our brain filled in the gaps for us.
The take-away: not only are our eyes amazing, but they have some special features, like something called persistence of vision. Seeing what isn’t there. Filling in the gaps based on the pattern.
Sometimes, life is hard. Really hard. Sometimes because our circumstances are difficult. Our health is gone. And sometimes because our relationships aren’t working. And other times life is hard just because it’s hard to keep on keeping on. Doing the same things over and over. Showing up.
No matter how much we are encouraged that we are made for great things, most of life isn’t about greatness, but slow and steady faithfulness. God is faithful and as we are faithful in loving Him, knowing Him, serving Him, we get that persistence in our vision.
It’s this: “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1
It’s faith, the hope and wholeness that fills in the gaps in our lives, finishing out dullness with full color. We gain awareness that God is, that He is with us, that He has plans for us, that we are going somewhere.
We are praying for God to build your persistence in vision this week every place life takes you ♥