Arrrgh…The Truth about Dogs, Cats, and Living Eyes

Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.”         Rev 4:8

My son and I had a dollar wager last night.  We were debating what one of the pirates (Ragetti – the one with the wooden eye)  from “Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest” said when his dog jumped in the water with the keys as they got close to an island.  I thought he said, “Scurvy mongrel!”  My son thought he said, “Stupid mongrel!”

After watching (seeing and hearing) that segment of the movie I realized that my son was right.  He won the wager.

But not after we had to listen to it several times to really understand what Ragetti was saying.   It comes just after the part about “Divine Providence” (Disclaimer:  I do not support their theological conclusions :)) in the video clip above.  If you’re interested in hearing it you’ll have to watch the movie to see it because I couldn’t find it on Youtube).

Today we have a new dollar bet going on.  We went to the pet store Saturday and saw a big orange beautiful cat named ‘Clank’ up for adoption.  I say he has gold eyes.  My son seems to think he has blue eyes.  We’ll find out later today.

Dogs and cats have been a big thing in our life lately ever since we had to put our cat Stella down last week.

She had an incurable digestive problem.  I prayed and prayed and asked God to heal her, but He said, “No.”

My son and I sorrowfully buried her behind our house under the pine tree during a gentle rain.

Stella had the prettiest eyes.  When Jesus created her he outlined her eyes with a thin black line all the way around them so that they stood out.

I miss her. I miss the beauty of her eyes.

It got me thinking about eyes and how they are everywhere.  Every living insect, fish, and animal has eyes.

Humans have eyes and we are created in God’s image.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.  Genesis 1:27

Images are created to be seen.  To see, one must have living eyes.

The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him…          Luke 22:61

Have you ever thought about why God has eyes?

For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.   2 Ch 16:9

Have you ever wondered if you might not be seeing everything there is to see?

The god of this age (Satan) has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.1 Cr

I guess the whole point of this blog is to point out that even though we have eyes and ears we don’t always see or hear things as they really are.

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, Eph 1:18

I am so thankful that there is hope in Truth, otherwise everything would just be relative and we would be without hope, without Truth, without sight.  Jesus is Truth.

Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. Eph 4:21

This is the one who came by water and blood–Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

I find it interesting that most Pirates are pictured as having a patch over one eye.  I looked into why and found many reasons, but one unusual one stuck out to me:  “Supposedly, by placing a patch over an existing eye, a pirate didn’t need to wait for his eyes to adjust to the dark {to fight}; he could just remove the patch. ”

Jesus I pray that your word would continue to enlighten the eyes of my heart so that I can see the Truth plainly.  Give me vision to fight in the darkness, physical and spiritual.  Give me 20/20 spiritual vision.  May your light shine out of my eyes with brilliant clarity so that others are drawn to you.  Truth is Light.   May others see and be drawn to you like a moth to the light.  Thank you for Stella and the precious time we had with her.  She was your creation.  Thank you for caring compassionate vets, and wisdom in this world of death and darkness as we do our best to be good stewards of all that you give us.   In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Hi! My name is Amy. I am a former atheist and, for a season, practiced witchcraft. God drew me out of darkness 17 years ago and gave me the spiritual gifts of knowing and faith. He gives me daily encouragement and affirmation and I hope to share Him with you. If you have not yet met the one true God, His name is Jesus Christ, and may I be the first to introduce you to Him? He is the Restorative Savior God promised Adam and Eve 6,000 years ago (Genesis 3:15) after they had sinned in the garden, bringing separation from God because of disobedience. It is rightly reported that a little over 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem He was born of a virgin, lived a blameless perfect life in and around Jerusalem, died on a cross on Golgotha for the world's sin, and 3 days later rose again. YES! ROSE AGAIN! AMAZING! Please get baptized in His name, and walk in an eternal restored fellowship with Christ. You can get to know Him by reading, marking, and inwardly digesting His Word.... His Holy Bible.
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