There are many reasons I wouldn’t like being a frog. For one, I would find a frog’s eyesight very restrictive, but in a spiritual sense, I could learn a big lesson from a frog.
Most frogs have large protruding eyes which sit at the top of its head, and are unmistakably prominent – for good reason. They play a vital role in capturing food and in predator avoidance. It’s nearly impossible to sneak up on a frog. The frog’s eyes bulge out so far that it can see in all directions, giving it almost 360° vision – very helpful for an animal that can barely turn its head.
Most frogs catch insects with their long sticky tongue. As revealed by high-speed photography, it takes less than a second for a frog’s tongue to roll out, adhere to its prey, and roll back into the frog’s mouth. Catching fast-moving insects requires good eyesight which allows them to routinely snatch flying insects out of mid-air with ease.
The frog is not concerned with stationary things around him.
He will starve to death surrounded by food if the food isn’t moving.
The frog’s optical field of perception has been likened to a BLACKBOARD which is CONSTANTLY WIPED CLEAN, so that the images it receives are the objects which directly concern it: such as a natural predator or the food it needs. It is able to BLUR THE BACKGROUND CLUTTER making the object much clearer. Therefore, the frog is NEVER DISTRACTED by unimportant things, but focussed on the essential before it.
As a Christian,
I would value that “blackboard” aspect of the frog’s vision.
It is so easy to become preoccupied
with the vain things of the world.
It is so easy
to become distracted and lose sight of our spiritual goals,
responsibilities and witness.
It is so easy
to become cluttered with materialistic and insignificant concerns
that we lose sight of eternal values.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face;
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.
Psalm 119:37 [NKJV]
TURN AWAY MY EYES FROM LOOKING AT WORTHLESS THINGS
and revive me in Your way.