years ago than I can count (or really want
I learned in high school physics
class why colors look that way;
How light itself contains the hues of
yellow, orange, and green,
Purple, cyan, blue and red - and
some which can't be seen.
When we see objects in the light, the hue
our eye detects
Is not within the thing itself but
how that thing reflects;
In other words, a yellow ball is not
yellow at all—
It just reflects the yellow hues
from light rays as they fall.
Furthermore, if you combine all colors
found in light,
The color that your eye perceives
will be a brilliant white;
Yet lack of light constrains the strength
of colors bouncing back,
So in the darkness things look gray
or sometimes fade to black.
Like all creations in this world, each
living soul reflects
A hue determined by the light it
chooses or rejects.
Five days before mankind was born, the
Lord created light
And tucked the yellows, reds, and
blues within a veil of white;
He arched the colors in the sky to show
what He had done,
Then gave their brilliance as a gift
to His begotten Son.
Thus only Jesus can reflect His Father's
The fervent reds, the peaceful
greens, the empathetic blues;
Only He can be adorned in pure aspects of
Transfigured brightly as the sun,
His visage blazing white.
All who stand in Jesus' light will leave
To see their human soul reflect the
attributes of God;
The closer to the Lord they stand the
brighter they shall shine—
Although the colors are diverse, the
source remains divine.
But what of those lost in the dark or walk
in shades of gray?
Reflections of His light in us will
help them find their way.