Ezekiel tells us of his vision.
“And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. So when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of One speaking.” -Ezekiel 1:27-28 (KJV)
The color amber evokes positive and warm feelings. It is a vibrant yellowish-orange color – think of honey or fall foliage. Amber is also the fossilized tree resin – a beautiful organic gemstone – some refer to it as “liquid produced by the sun’s rays”.
Daniel also had a vision of the Lord. This is his description.
“His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in color to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.” -Daniel 10:6 (KJV)
Color is Life
Beryl is a crystal with light-reflecting properties. When pure, it is colorless. If it contains other minerals, it takes on different hues. It may appear green or emerald, blue – from violet to aquamarine, peachy or purplish pink, gold to brownish yellow, white, brown, or even red. Wow! Imagine the beauty of beryl. The Lord, who is Light, reflects such beauty.
The Lord’s arms and feet were burnished bronze or brass – a warm, shiny light golden hue. Over time, brass takes on a rich deep brown with golden undertones caused by oxidation. So when we think of the colors Ezekiel and Daniel named – we have a rich color palette to consider.
Webster’s Dictionary says color is about how light waves of different lengths stimulate the retina. That means how light waves are refracted will determine what colors you see.
So if color is about wavelengths of light, in the absence of light, there is no color.
Let me clarify. Part of the beauty of Christ is His colors. When the Light of Christ is blocked, life becomes colorless.
The impact of unresolved trauma and abuse distorts and blocks the Light of God and literally works to blind you to the beauty of color. The enemy of your soul wants you to experience overwhelm, which covers you in fear and depression. Satan works to blind you to the Light who came into the world to rescue you from heartbreak and fill your life with beauty and splendor.
Do you see how huge this is?
Light always overcomes the darkness, which hides color and definition and steals joy. Light brings color and hope.
Jesus, the Light of the world – says, “Whoever follows me shall not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12 ESV).
Do you need a creative miracle? Invite Jesus to drive back the curtains of darkness that overwhelm you. Ask Him to fill you with light, so you perceive His beauty.