COLOUR SHOULD NOT BE THE BARRIER



Witnessing God’s colorfully radiant brilliance also evoked a powerful reaction in the apostle John (Revelation 1:17). After encountering the full glory of the resurrected Christ, John glimpsed “a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne. . . . From the throne came flashes of lightning” (Revelation 4:2–5).

"The one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby." Revelation 4:3

When Xavier McCoury put on the glasses Aunt Celena sent for his tenth birthday, he burst into tears. Born colorblind, Xavier had only ever seen the world in shades of gray, white, and black. With his new EnChroma glasses, however, Xavier saw color for the first time. His euphoria at witnessing the beauty around him made his family feel like they’d beheld a miracle.

In a different time, Ezekiel had a similar vision, seeing “what looked like a throne of lapis lazuli,” with a figure above the throne who “looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire” (Ezekiel 1:26–27). This magnificent figure was surrounded with rainbow-like radiance (v. 28).

One day we will meet Christ face-to-face. These visions give us just a hint of the magnificence that awaits us. As we celebrate the beauty of God’s creation here and now, may we live in anticipation of the glory yet to be revealed.

REFLECT AND PRAY

What response does the color and beauty of creation evoke in you? How can you express your gratitude to God for His wonderful gift?

O Lord, words fail us when we tried to imagine what we will experience when we meet You face to face. Thank You for the small hints of Your beauty You've placed in our world. May what we observe Your beauty today, build a hopeful anticipation for the unimaginable beauty that awaits us in eternity. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen!
Today's Scripture:
Revelation 4:1–6
Bible in a Year :
Psalms 10–12; Acts 19:1–20

SOURCE:
(Slightly Edited and topic changed) from ODB

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