Revelation 4:2-6 (NIVUK)
2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. 3 And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne. 4 Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. 5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God. 6 Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.
In Revelation, the curtain is drawn back to show us what is going on behind the scenes. In this chapter he gets a glimpse of heaven, a vision of who God really is, but even then poetry is needed to describe him – the appearance of precious gems and the raw power of thunder and lightening. How can our faith ever be mundane when this is who we worship!
How would you describe God – turn to poetic language to try and describe the indescribable, then turn that back to God as praise.