The human eye can only see about .0035 percent of the electromagnetic spectrum. My conclusion: there is a whole lot of stuff going on that we are absolutely blind to. Many insects would consider us as nearly blind. We don’t know what we don’t know, and we can’t see what we can’t see. Although we see only a very small amount of the spectrum, what we can see, we see exceptionally well.

The electromagnetic spectrum of light is a collection of all the electromagnetic radiation, according to frequency and wavelength. There are gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet, infrared, microwaves, radio waves and then visible light. All these waves travel at the speed of light.

I have often wondered about how they capture those exotic deep space photographs with brilliant colors. Well, it comes from the use of special frequency-specific filters. They can capture things like hydrogen, which is green; oxygen, which is blue; and sulfur, which is orange/red. These combinations are also known as the Hubble Palette.

We are surrounded every day by the spectrum through things like Wi-Fi, television signals, cell phones, bone-scan x-rays and MRIs. Yes, all of these are part of that invisible spectrum, which we humans have figured out how to use to our advantage. Can you imagine how blinding it would be if we could see all that activity? It would literally be devastating.

The fact is, if you took the total of the spectrum and stretched it from L.A. to New York City, the visible light spectrum we see would be about the width of a dime. Now that really seems incredible. Hebrews 11:1-3 says: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it, the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so the things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Seems quite possible to me that being blind to so much could indeed be a blessing.    

 

God bless you all, RHM