T. DeWitt Talmage
Psalm, 94: 9: "He that formed the eye, shall he not see?"
The imperial organ of the human system is the eye.
All up and down the Bible God honors it, extols it,
illustrates it, or arraigns it. Five hundred and thirty-
four times is it mentioned in the Bible. Omnipresence
-"the eyes of the Lord are in every place;" Divine
care-"as the apple of the eye." The clouds-"the
eyelids of the morning." Irreverence-"the eye that
mocketh at its father." Pride-"oh, how lofty are
their eyes." Inattention-"the fool's eye in the ends
of the earth." Divine inspection-"wheels full of
eyes." Suddenness-"in the twinkling of an eye at
the last trump." Olivetic sermon-"the light of the
body is the eye." This morning's text: "He that
formed the eye, shall he not see?"
The surgeons, the doctors, the anatomists, and the
physiologists understand much of the glories of the
two great lights of the human face; but the vast multi-
tudes go on from cradle to grave without any appre-
ciation of the two great masterpieces of the Lord God
Almighty. If God had lacked anything of infinite
wisdom he would have failed in creating the human
eye. We wander through the earth trying to see won-
derful sights, but the most wonderful sight that we
ever see is not so wonderful as the instruments through
which we see it.
It has been a strange thing to me for thirty years
that some scientist with enough eloquence and mag-
netism did not go through the country with illustrated
lecture on canvas thirty feet square, to startle and
thrill and overwhelm Christendom with the marvels
of the human eye. Putting it on the worldly and the
lowest ground, there is a fortune awaiting any such
competent demonstrator. We want the eye taken
from all its technicalities and some one who shall lay
aside all talk about the pterygomaxillary fissures, the
sclerotica, and the chiasma of the optic nerve, and in
plain, common parlance which you and I and every-
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