Switzerland is known for its scenic mountains and beautiful waterfalls. A visitor to that picturesque country observed: “Some guidebooks name the time when rainbows may be seen on many of the waterfalls in Switzerland. One day, when I was at Lauterbrunnen, I went to the famous Staubbach Falls and watched and waited. Others did the same, and we all went away quite disappointed. The next day one of my friends said he would show us how to find the rainbow. So I went again and saw a lovely one, and stood almost in the center of it. Then I found that not only were sunshine and spray necessary to produce a rainbow, but also that it could be seen and enjoyed only at a certain point.”
The same is true in the spiritual realm. A person who knows Jesus as Savior is “in Christ,” and from that vantage point he can see Jesus as He really is. The Holy Spirit lives in believers and enables them to appreciate and understand the treasures of the Bible. But those who have not received Christ as their Savior remain blind to eternal truths (1 Cor. 2:14; 2 Cor. 4:3-4). They are like that visitor who saw the waterfall and the sunshine—but not the rainbow.
Can you see the rainbow? If you can, be sure to tell others how they can see it too.
It's possible to read the Bible through
Yet never see the glory that is there;
But when you know who Jesus really is,
You'll see Him on its pages everywhere. —Hess
Without the light of God's Spirit, we'll be in the dark about God's Word.