Coat of Many Colours

“As the light approaches, the earth takes shape like clay pressed beneath a seal; it is robed in brilliant colors.”
‭‭Job‬ ‭38:14‬ ‭

Meet Joseph.

He’s a ninebark shrub.

Do you like his coat?

Yeah. Me, too. I love the colours he sports this time of year – he’s pretty at any time during the growing season, but when the temperatures drop and he starts to go dormant, he looks especially dapper in his ‘Sunday best’.

It makes me really, truly glad I can see in colour.


The fact that light bounces off objects at different wavelengths is supremely under valued. I mean, how often do you think about the fact that your eyes pick up all those subtleties? That your brain knows how to interpret them?

I love this verse in the book of Job, describing the earth as being dressed in a coat of many colours. A robe, embroidered and woven by artisans, cannot compete with how the earth gets dressed for the day.

So open your eyes today! Take a good look at some of the colourful items (and people!) around you. Drink in the diversity, the texture, the uniqueness, the spectacular array.

And see God’s fingerprints all over the place…

Seek the beauty of colour in your world with me?

Father, thank You for designing our eyes to see in colour! Thank You for the way light behaves, how it bends and is divided into wavelengths that produce a gorgeous palette for us to enjoy. We love You for this delightful gift! Amen.

Published by melodylowes

I am actually a bit of a mess. But in the mess, I’m finding security in knowing I am chosen, I am forgiven, and I matter. After uncovering a history of abuse in my past, I have done a lot of healing - and writing is one way I can invite you deeper into your own healing journey! I write devotionals about the complicated thing called life at, and my poetry is stashed at Pull up a chair and a coffee or tea and let's grow together!

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