In the Blink of an Eye
On Today’s Creation Moments Minute, a miracle that literally takes place in the blink of an eye!
Every time you blink, you bathe the surface of your eye with a miraculous fluid called tears. Tears are made of water, but also have oils, electrolytes and sticky carbohydrates called mucins. In addition, they contain antibacterial and antiviral substances. One of these substances – lysozyme – can kill most bacteria within minutes. Tears keep the eye properly moisturized and provide needed oxygen to the surface of your eyes.
But perhaps the most amazing property of tears is that humans are the only creatures that cry emotional tears. Studies have shown that the ability to produce tears and cry actually help us cope with emotional situations. Tears are a blessing in many ways. But we also remember that God has promised to wipe away all our tears when we reach heaven.