Last night I read about atmospheric perspective. The farther away from a thing we get, the dimmer and more colored by the atmosphere it becomes. Light is scattered about as it bounces off of dust, moisture, smoke, etc. in the air. The longer, larger rays are less apt to bounce, and so we are left with the short blue rays in the sky. Therefore, the farther away an object is, the colder and bluer and hazier it appears to us. If atmospheric conditions are unfavorable to the passage of light, this change will happen at nearer distances. Things disappear into gray fog much closer to us. If the landscape we are viewing is closer to the sun than we are, the colors will be warmer, the details bleached out by both brightness and atmospherics.
I asked God how this part of His creation pointed us to Jesus; what it tells us about Him.
Wherever I shine there is light. If the colors and clarity and perceptions of this world to the physical organ of the eye are utterly dependent on light, how much more will you find this true of the spiritual things. How can you, lacking spiritual organs of sight, hope to perceive and comprehend that which you may see of the spiritual world? In Me, you have all these things. I have balm to heal and open the eyes of your spirits that they may see. I have understanding for the illumination of your hearts and minds that they may comprehend what are the ways and the thoughts of My Spirit in you.
In this way, you may see; dimly in the distance at first, but as you draw nearer to Me, as you learn to hear and obey the voice of My Spirit, the things of My Kingdom will become more distinct even as the things you have left behind you shrink and fade in the distance.
Draw near, then, Precious Ones; sought by My Spirit; desired by My Son; required by Myself. You are the realization of our magnificent purpose: that we might be known, have you all for our home, and you with us enthroned.
Draw near As you come, the light grows greater, more golden in warmth. This glory you are uniquely equipped to inhabit, for you are My children, My offspring. The glory will bathe you, purify you, refine and solidify you. That which was ephemeral, like a vapor, bound by time, is made real and solid and eternal.
What was once only a shadow has taken on substance. No longer then do you walk in shadow, but in light, for the Light dwells within you and shall be around you. When My light becomes stronger in you than the darkness of this world that you formerly believed to be light, then you will shine as stars among this crooked and perverse generation.