My husband and I were taking a walk together yesterday. As we strolled past a home we noticed a beautiful plant blooming with brilliant colors. My husband commented that it was a Bird of Paradise plant. I could not recall having ever seen one before. How distinctive it was! I stood there, looking at it from different angles.
Curious, I did some research about it’s background. Named after a bird with similar shape and colorings, it is truly a striking plant to view. Each colorful petal is uniquely vivid. God has blessed us with color and the ability to distinguish it.
I believe Heaven will be colorful, far beyond what our earthly eyes can accept. The various hues that we percieve now are only hints of the heavenly array of glorious colors we will see throughout eternity. In the Revelation of John, we are given a description in earthly terms. Jasper, sapphire, chalcedony, emerald, sardonyx, carnelian, chrysolite, beryl, topaz, chrysoprase, jacinth and amethyst are said to be there.
Although the bird from which the plant takes it’s name was not likened to paradise for it’s coloring, they both serve as reminders of the beauty God has allowed us to enjoy in this life and in the one to come.