Imagine the Colors

Posted: March 27, 2021 in Uncategorized

My mother-in-law’s passing has really put heaven on my mind. This is not at all surprising, after all Ecclesiastes 3:11 says “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” For that matter many of the revival messages I did last week had me looking at the span of time from creation to the new heavens and the new earth. Regardless of what triggered it, I’m spending a lot of time with my head in heaven these days, and of course that brings me to the Mantis Shrimp.

I know, “WHAT?” Let me explain. The Mantis Shrimp is the perfect oxymoron. It’s a very large shrimp, about 18 inches long and if we went into all it’s skills you would find it a little terrifying, but there is also something extremely magnificent about it. First off its body is one of the most colorful things found in nature.The Mantis Shrimp is covered by virtually every color of the rainbow in shining iridescence, but what’s really remarkable are its eyes. Your dog or cat, deer and many other mammals have two color receptors in their eyes. With those they can see into the blue and yellow spectrum but mainly they see black and white. Humans who are not color blind have three receptors. With these we can see all the amazing colors we witness every day. Butterflies have five receptors. This allows them too see all the colors we can see as well as infra red and ultra violet. This allows them to see things like temperature, which is a very handy survival mechanism. The Mantis Shrimp has 15. As I am fond of saying, the Mantis Shrimp can see colors only God can see, which led me to a question. If a creature was created that can see past the known spectrum, than those colors must exist. If the Mantis Shrimp can see these colors, then clearly those colors must exist. Do you think one day in our resurrected state, we will be able to see colors that now we can’t even imagine? To me it boggles the mind and it gets me thinking about heaven. 

What will we see there that we cannot see here? Of course we don’t know, but once again it puts a fire in my belly to share the Gospel, because I know that it will be amazing, and I want everyone I love to see it with me. Imagine the colors. 

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