Have you ever asked yourself what significance the colors of the rainbow have? Or do they have any significance at all?
I absolutely love rainbows and would draw one in every picture if I had the chance. In fact, I love colors, always have. When I was ready to have my first book printed, the publisher told me he was intending to print the manuscript in black and white. My heart sank and for a moment I was speechless, a book on art printed in black and white? That just could not be! God speaks through colors and if the book did not have colors all of the important meanings of the tones of color would be overlooked or missed entirely. Of course we did not go through with that plan, now, my book is full of color and I really love that.
Do you think that God intended colors to have a meaning or did they just “ appear” for no reason? Do you think it was “just because?” I don’t think so…. My God has a specific reason and a plan for whatever color He called into existence with such unimaginable skill. He is the master artist.I did some searching on the internet and in books and came up with some interesting information about the meaning of colors. Let’s see what the rainbow colors mean. The color red stands for passion, emotion and sin. Isaiah 1:18 says” come now let us reason together says the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet they shall be as white as snow, though they be red like crimson they shall be as wool.” The color orange is a combination of red ( passion, sin) and yellow ( wisdom). Orange and black are often found together which often signifies danger or evil. Orange can also bring about creativity and playfulness. Yellow represents fear, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of a sound mind.” 2 timothy 1:17. Yellow can also represent a welcome home ( as a yellow ribbon) honor and gift. Green meaning life ( like a tall tree), mortal, renewal and flesh. Psalm 52:8 ‘ I am like a green olive tree in the house of the Lord.” Blue is the meaning of the color of the sky, God’s Spirit or Word.
God once destroyed everything on earth with a great flood because people were so evil. Only the people and animals on Noah’s ark were saved. God made a covenant with His people from then on He would never destroy the earth by flooding again. Sometimes God demonstrates this covenant by a rainbow after it rains. This act of His kindness declares the faithfulness of God to never destroy the earth again by a flood like in Noah’s days “And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earthAnd God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.” Genesis 9:10-11
We can understand the rainbow as a universal symbol of harmony and a covenant between God and his people, His true bride, regardless of race or color. His bride is a showpiece of harmony and oneness that radiates His true colors like a rainbow in the black sky, reflecting His luminous presence in a sinful and dark world. I truly love His rainbow of delight. There no doubt are many colors we have never even seen in heaven. I hear the Lord say: “ I have so many secrets of my nature I have not shown you yet, but be patient… your time is coming and you will be overwhelmed with the love that is behind all these blessings in My Kingdom.”
Below we have a picture of an eagle flying through a rainbow and I hear God say :”When you learn to be relaxed, trusting in Me, and let yourself fly like an eagle you will enjoy all the colors of My nature and love for you.”