Saturday, March 22, 2014

Colors

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived what God has
prepared for those who love Him"
1 Corinthians 2:9

Have you ever wondered what colors will look like in heaven?  The luminous colors of these hand blown glass flowers created by Dale Chihuly are exquisite.  A huge bouquet of these flowers are suspended from the ceiling in the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.  The design is striking and even though I couldn't fully capture their beauty in this picture, you get a glimpse of how beautiful they are.

I think that's a tiny bit like the glimpses on earth that we get of how beautiful colors will be in heaven.  When we see a magnificent sunset blazing with indescribable color or an iridescent butterflies shimmering wings, I think God is giving us a glimpse or foretaste of what He has in store for us in heaven.  By that, I mean the real thing will be so much better than what we've seen on earth that it will be sort of like you seeing this picture instead of the real glass flowers and their brilliant colors.

I'd never really thought about this particular aspect of heaven until I did a Bible study some years ago by T.W. Hunt, From Heaven's View.  He had a very vivid dream of heaven one night and believed it was a message from God.  He talked about how amazingly beautiful everything was there, but I was especially struck by his description of the colors.  He wrote, "The most physically unusual aspect of the experience consisted of the colors - colors that did not exist on earth.  I saw flowers in colors far more dazzling than any crimson I had ever seen in this world.  Others were pastels more delicate than any pink or violet we see here.  In spite of the wide range of colors, the ensemble blended into works of art unlike any I had seen in the Louvre or the Prado."

I love beautiful colors and I'm excited about what lies ahead of me when I step into my permanent home of heaven.  The scenery is going to be beyond amazing.  But, this most amazing thing of all will be seeing Jesus face to face.  In his dream, Hunt said, "the strongest impression of the dream came through the eyes of the Lord Jesus.  The expression in His eyes overwhelmed me...His eyes poured forth the mightiest and yet the most tender love I had ever imagined."

Our lives are colored by the love of Jesus in this world and it will be even more evident in the next world -- a world without end. 







1 comment:

Kathleen said...


Beautiful!
This reminds me of 1 Corinthians 2:9 "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."