GREEN SPEAKS OF NEW LIFE after the storm. Genesis 8:11 (NASB95) says, "The dove came to him (Noah) toward evening, and behold, in her beak was a freshly picked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the water was abated from the earth." The olive leaf was a picture of new life after the storm. Jesus said "I came that you might have life and have it more abundantly" Whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
PURPLE IS THE COLOUR OF KINGS. When Jesus was being tried, they mocked Him and dressed Him in purple. He is called King of kings and Lord of lords. Jesus knew what it was like to go through a storm. He is still my King of kings and my Lord of lords.
The Rainbow declares to me today and perhaps to you too, "If I have been through a storm, then God still has a future for me." In fact you can't have a rainbow, without having a storm or at least rain.
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