What do you think God the Father looks like? Do you have a mental image of Him?
What picture did you have in your mind’s eye of God the Father? Did it look at all what John described? Listen again: At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. 3And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne.
God the Father is spirit. He doesn’t have a material body, so John couldn’t describe him as looking like a man. Somehow, he looked as if he gleamed like precious stones. Jasper is a stone that can several different colors. Some are red, some are yellow, some are green, and rarely they are blue. Some are opaque, some are translucent, some are transparent. Rubys can be red, orange yellow, green blue or violet. Some are deeply colored, some are more pale. Emeralds range from yellow-green to blue-green, and they too vary in the intensity of color.
The point is that God must be, of course, incredible to look at. Someone that I can’t really even begin to imagine!
And John describes the worship that takes place around the throne. Now, I’ve been in some astonishingly uplifting and joyous worship services, and the worship that John described around the throne is something that I am looking forward to seeing and participating in.
What about you?