Exodus 39:2-3: “He [Bezalel, a craftsman] made gold thread by hammering out thin sheets of gold and cutting it into fine strands. With great skill and care, he worked it into the fine linen with the blue, purple, and scarlet thread.”

During Israel’s formation as a nation, the people gathered at Mount Sinai to receive the Law of Moses, which included instructions how to set up their first tabernacle. Craftsmen were working on beautiful garments of blue, purple, and scarlet cloth, interwoven with gold; these garments meant for the priesthood were touching on the entire color spectrum visible to the human eye: from purple (violet), blue, gold, all the way to red. Apparently, priesthood representing God’s presence here on Earth was designed to wear a coat of many colors!

We associate the color “red” most often with love; and red has the farthest reaching wavelength still visible to the human eye, about 650 nm. Incidentally, love always reaches out, so the color “red” suits the love-theme very well.

Radio waves are about 100 meters in length, extremely long, and completely invisible to the human eye; radio waves are able to reach around the world and far into space. So is God’s love – invisible but far-reaching. His innate being reaches out, day and night. His love is an ongoing flow overcoming short and long distances. God will always find a way to reach out to His creation. That’s just who He is.

Blue has the shortest wavelength visible to the human eye: The visible blue light has a wavelength of about 475 nm. Because the blue wavelengths are shorter in the visible spectrum, they are scattered more efficiently by the molecules in the atmosphere. This causes the sky to appear blue during the main part of the day, no matter which direction we look. Similarly, God is both near and everywhere; He is scattered throughout the entire universe – so much so that we have the opportunity to meet Him anywhere we go.

We have a God of many colors! God’s spectrum of His being is wide, from red, to blue, to invisible. He is able to tune into any wavelength and get in touch with all of His creation. That is why He understands our hearts so well. Even when we feel a million miles away from Heaven, God is still near. We might not feel Him, but He is closer to us than our best friend.

Daily He reaches out to us. Our hearts have sensors to notice Him; however, our sensors are in need of repair. The human condition is such that we commonly won’t recognize God’s voice, unless the Holy Spirit steps in.

The Holy Spirit is a cherished member of the Trinity, just as Jesus is. The nature of the Trinity is to share. Jesus was given to us because the Father loved the world so much that He gave His Son; the Holy Spirit was given to us so that we can tune into God’s wavelength and hear His voice.

Our Heavenly Father has given us many good gifts – gifts of life; He is an ear- and eye-opener, healer of broken hearts, stimulator of the human spirit. He puts His gifts out there, waiting for the moment when we are ready to receive. God knows that timing is crucial, especially when it comes to a complicated, multi-layered human heart. So, God waits for a slightest signal, a green light, a “go ahead” from anybody who sincerely asks Him.

God is ready to bless you and me with His finest gifts; why? Because He is a good Father!

“You’re a good, good Father, it’s who You are; and I’m loved by You – it’s who I am.” (Pat Barrett and Tony Brown)

 

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