His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire. —Revelation 1:14
It is a sad thought, but I suppose some Christians are going to be disappointed when they actually see Jesus. Their concept of Him has been shaped by the paintings and images they have seen of the human Jesus. The radiant, awesome Jesus of the Revelation is totally outside their perspective….
In detailing his vision of the risen, glorified Christ, John conveys valuable insights to us. Jesus’ vesture is the priestly robe. His golden sash is designed for royalty. His snow-white head and hair speak of God’s utter holiness. His eyes, “as a flame of fire and his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace,” depict God’s wrath and judgment (Revelation 1:14-15). John saw the face of Jesus as the sun shining in its full strength. How can anyone add to that? If you want to know how strong the sun is, try looking to the sky at midday. You never, never can gaze directly into that full glow….
I cannot fully comprehend the power and the glory belonging to this One whose face will shine eternally with the brilliance of the sun! I do not have the words to explain that kind of brightness and light. J
Lord, in our day of all-too-familiar flippancy before You, I need to be reminded of the majesty of our Great God, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.