Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Another powers-of-observation test (Who Done It?)

My particular task at work leaves me with far less free time that usual. I'm working on a post, but don't know when it will be done.

For now... check this out.



You've read that Bible verse how many times? Are you sure you've seen everything it teaches?

I think Psalm 119:18 is a prayer we should always pray, because there's always more for us to see. Not new things, but truths and angles we've missed.

(I'm told there's a glitch with the display of that verse. Can't address it from work; if you click on it, a window will open with it displayed)

11 comments:

The Squirrel said...

Wow. Good illusionists and stage magicians fool us the same way.

Rita Martinez said...

wow!! I'm speechless...
"Good illusionists and stage magicians fool us the same way." yeah they keep our eyes looking at one hand while they're doing whatever they're doing with the other...we had one patient come in once doing a trick with a coin and we were all surprised at his apparent magic trick...then I saw him do the trick with someone else and noticed how the coin stayed in his left hand all the time it never truly disappeared...but it was interesting how he completely fooled us thinking the coin really did disappeared

Doug Hibbard said...

That was quite the video.

Glad that Scripture doesn't change like that, though. We're only learning more of what was already there...

Rita Martinez said...

The box with the verse is displayed behind the video.

DJP said...

EXCELLENT point, Doug.

Yet how many of us have been humbled to notice something that was there, in the text, for years, DECADES, that we just never noticed?

< raises hand >

JOYce ~♥~ said...

Was on alert/anticipating something from the post title. Missed the bear switcheroo...first thing I noticed was the rolling pin switch. So while raising hand, too, ponder that there are oft preconceived notions and focus on what is of interest to individuals also involved(i.e. rolling pin ~ homemaker).

The Squirrel said...

Yet how many of us have been humbled to notice something that was there, in the text, for years, DECADES, that we just never noticed?

< raises paw >

~Squirrel

Rileysowner said...

I always figured the reason I missed things, sometimes for decades, was that God knew I wasn't ready for them; not that they are always that profound, although sometimes they are, but because there are things that would distract me from other aspects of the passage in question that are relatively more important.

Doug Hibbard said...

Dan--

Certainly we see things like they were new. (kind of like when I get a new car...it's more 'new to me' than really new)

And I don't think you want me to take up the space in your meta about all the things that I've missed. You could ask the guys back in college that I told "Calvinism has no basis in Scripture and is really bad for Christians and Baptists" whether I really understood the Bible.
(please note that as an example of learning and maturing. Amazing the difference actually reading the text makes some times.)

Just pointing out that, unlike the video, we're not trying to hit a moving target. All the revelation of God is there, just waiting for the Holy Spirit to illuminate in our hearts and minds when we continually study and seek God's truth.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Agree, Dan, that as we mature we notice things that were there all along.

And I admit that there are things I have not wanted to see or face.

Aaron said...

< raises hand and nimbly avoids stepping on squirrel >

me too! Me too!

Joyce: Interesting what people notice first. I instantly noticed the suit of armor because it seemed so in your face. I stopped the video and had to look again...at that point, I noticed they were switching stuff. But I still couldn't see all the changes made (partly because the video isn't all that clear).