What Color is God?

By Candy

The color of God connotes a concept of bringing a spiritual perspective to world events and daily life. First, let it be an established fact that God’s Love for His creation is abundant, unchanging, and always at hand. His people are varied and unique in innumerable ways, but they all come from Him, the one God. God is not in our realm, thus He does not share our many human attributes as we know them. God is the God of no colors, yet He is the God of all colors. What is the source of all colors? If colors have a source, what is the source of its source?

God is Light

What color is God? That’s the question James McBride, an African-American author, and musician, asked his Jewish mother when he was a boy. His autobiography contains the following story: Walking home from church one day, he asked her if God was black or white. She replied, “God is not black. God is not white. God is the color of water. Water doesn’t have a color.” That was indeed a wise response.

In his realm, God is light (1 John1:5)! In our realm, God expresses himself in all colors. The membrane of these two realms is the veil called life. Why is this important to note? In scientific studies, light has a different spectrum of colors when passed through a prism. 

Life is the prism that gives Him, being Light, its colorful dimensions on the earth. Every shade of color of His creation is special in his eyes. You are beautiful to behold when he looks at you from his realm. You are a part of His Whole! God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth – John 4:24.

Manifestation of colors

Humanly speaking, White light is called white because it consists of seven colors. The sunlight splits into seven colors namely violet, indigo, blue, green, orange, and red. We usually call it VIBGYOR. When we mix all these colors we just get one light which is the “WHITE light.”

With a basic experimental setup we can explain this with the following steps: With the help of a narrow beam of light, a glass prism, and a white wall it is possible to produce the band of seven colors using white light. Keep this arrangement near the window. Place the glass prism in such a manner that the sunlight through the window falls on one side of the prism and then on the white wall. You can see that the light reflected on the wall has several colors. The prism splits the white light into seven different colors. This splitting of white light into many colors is called dispersion of light. Hallelujah!

It is the principle of dispersion of light that is at work in the human race. Like we said earlier, life is the prism upon which God’s light disperses into human reality of colors. 

Light is Spiritual

Likewise spiritually speaking, when we put all of us together with our different shades of beauty, we will all just metamorphose into one ball of light – God Almighty – which is colorless as water (also referred to as “the composite light”). God is light and God is Spirit, thus light is spirit(-ual)! Definitely, with God, there is no room for physical features, characteristics, or traits in His creation. He does not know us in terms of race, color, or creed. 

God is immaterial – without body or physical form. He doesn’t have the identifying characteristics of a human being. As a creator, He can only create His likeness, which is always good in quality. He cannot create something that is unlike Himself or outside His intelligence. As God’s children, we can show evidence of His likeness only in terms of perfection. Therefore we are, in essence, also incorporeal, or spiritual. As children of God, we are also clothed with this light of “honor and majesty.”

Cloth of Glory

“Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honor and majesty. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretches out the heavens like a curtain” (Psalms 104:1, 2). 

God does not need a body to exist in his realm. It is only on the earth that having a body legitimizes our existence being here in this dimension. This is why we need faith to believe that he is the rewarder of those that diligently seek him. There is one that seat on the eternal throne – Who coverest himself with light “as with a garment” – if we, by revelation or by chance, get a glimpse of the reality of God in his glorious realm, all we would see is LIGHT! The light with so much glory that we would buckle in our knees to worship his majesty. 

We each express individually God’s majesty, honor, glory, and beauty. These are reflected in all of us. Good qualities, such as love, joy, satisfaction, and peace, come from His perfect being, and our identity as His children involves the expression of these qualities. For this reason, David said in the book of psalms, how fearfully and wonderfully God made the human species (Psalms 139:14). God did not define himself by any substance of human relatability, but of man, God defined the human species by the artistry and dexterity of wonder and awe.

God with Us

We know that God doesn’t have a color because He doesn’t have a body. He is Spirit and He’s present everywhere (Ps. 139:7-12). Whether we’re sitting at home or flying miles above the earth, He is there and we can call out to Him. His ears are always open to our cry (Ps. 34:15). He isn’t an idol or a mere idea. God is Spirit, almighty, always present, ever available. 

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, explains, “God fashions all things, after His own likeness. Life is reflected in existence, Truth in truthfulness, God in goodness, which imparts their own peace and permanence. Love, redolent with unselfishness, bathes all in beauty and light” (p. 516). Each one of us is beautiful in God’s light, but not because of any physical characteristic. It is with the light of spiritual understanding that we see others as representatives of God’s qualities. We can all care for each other in this way. This is everyone’s true heritage and right.


Dear Loving Father, I judge you faithful for being who you are; kind, patient, holy, faithful, and compassionate among so many other attributes. By reason of your loving-kindness grant me the heart and desire to see everyone the way you see them beyond color or race. Grant me the insight to acknowledge your perfecting beauty in every man, woman, and child I come across today, Amen!




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