A Picture of God

“The hair on His head was white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of rushing waters”
- Revelation 1:14-5
For the first time in Scripture, we are given a physical illustration of Jesus in the Book of Revelation. We’re told that His hair is white. Why white? Because this represents that He’s righteous. This is reminiscent of the verse in Isaiah that says, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool” (1:18).

He’s perfect. He is the One who washes away our crimson-stained robes and makes them white.

Then we read that His eyes are like blazing fires. They’re flames of fire, meaning He is all-powerful, and nothing will be unseen by Him. His feet are like bronze glowing in a furnace. He’s known the fiery trails of earth because He’s walked here among us. He’s known affliction, but He ran His race with zeal even into death, and He emerged victoriously.

His voice is like the sound of rushing waters. It roars like many oceans— He’s mighty. He’s the supreme authority above all others.

This reference in Revelation serves as an introduction between Christians and our Lord.

It’s a letter to us saying, “You’ve wondered about the One who washed you clean, the One that you’ve waited for and imagined all this time— this is Him.”

As we know, the book of Revelation is a revealing—it’s an unveiling of secrets and wonderings that the children of God have longed to understand. One of the greatest mysteries of all has been the question of: what does He look like? What does God look like?

Of course, we cannot fully see the Father until we’re with Him in glory, but we see a picture of His majesty in this letter to remind us that He is tangible; He is not a blur—He has form, like us. We are made in His image, and one day, we will see Him in the fullness of His glory.


1 Comment

Robert Reynolds - January 18th, 2022 at 6:10am

This is somewhat confusing. We reference Jesus as son of God. Jesus prays and talks to God as "father," yet we mix reference suggesting God and Jesus as one. GOD, is our creator and created everything, Jesus is our savior and our lord over Earth as inherited by God, and the holy spirit as our Lord passed away from his physical body. These are the holy trinity. Separate invites of Devine origin. This make me wonder if I'm confused. I pray for clarity and understanding meanwhile.

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