Day 328

Several years ago my husband and I were visiting his grandmother who lives in Plainview Texas.  Plainview is the perfect name for Plainview.  There are no trees, no tall buildings, no mountains, no hills, just miles and miles of farmland.  The view is very plain, but it’s pretty in it’s own way.  We were driving around after a little rain shower when a rainbow appeared in the sky.  I’ve seen lots of rainbows before, but I had never seen one like this, and have never seen one like it since.  It wasn’t just a little sliver of a rainbow or half of a rainbow, it was a full rainbow.  You could see where it started, where it ended, and everything in between.  The whole rainbow was revealed to us, none of it was hidden.  It made Plainview not so plain for a few minutes.  I guess rainbows like that are pretty common out there, due to the fact that the sky is so big and there is nothing to break up the sunlight shining onto the raindrops.

Luke 8:17 (GW) There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. There is nothing kept secret that will not come to light.

Jesus let His disciples know that the things that seemed hidden about Him or secret about Him would be revealed.  Someday they would completely understand who He was, is, and is to come.  He knew sometimes His parables confused them.  He knew they couldn’t see the full picture, but He promised that eventually, they would see, along with every one else, what He was all about.

Jesus did not come to the earth to be a light that hides under the bed.  He came to be a light, displayed on a table for all to see.  He doesn’t want his teachings to be kept secret.  He doesn’t want people only seeing a partial view of who He is.  He wants us to see the beginning, the end, and everything in between.

1 Corinthians 13:12 tells us that right now we see things in a blurred mirror, but when we get to heaven we will see things clearly.  We will have complete knowledge of Jesus like He has complete knowledge of us.  We will never fully grasp all that Jesus was, is and is to come while we are here on earth, but that doesn’t mean we can’t strive to get our mirrors less blurry or that we should just deal with the things in our lives that are preventing us getting a better view of Him.  We’ve got to continually wipe down our mirrors, so we can see as much of Jesus as possible, to tide us over until we get to see Him in all of His glory.  He wants you to see as much of Him as your earthly body can handle while you are on the earth, so start looking harder.

We have to clear out the trees, move the mountains, and make the sky as wide open as possible so when He shines His light there’s nothing in the way to deflect it and we’ll experience a plain view of the one who puts rainbows in the sky.

  1. Rainbows.
  2. We can get our mirrors less blurry while we are here on earth.
  3. The more we see of Jesus the more we love Jesus.
  4. One day our mirrors will be completely clear.  We will see Jesus in all of his glory and have complete knowledge of Him.
  5. That grandmother we went to visit in Plainview got married today!!
  6. MeeMee.  She is he cutest little grandmother ever.
  7. MeeMee found love again!  Very happy for her and Billy Tom!
  8. The view of the stars last night at Robber’s Cave.
  9. I got to meet my little nephew Gabriel for the first time this weekend.
  10. Loved seeing Gus & Beau around a little 4 month old.  They were so sweet with him.
  11. For a few minutes we thought my kid’s favorite dog Norah was missing.  She got off of her leash, but we found her waiting back at her cabin.
  12. Big family breakfast.
  13. Gus got to shoot a B.B. gun today.  He loved it!
  14. Had fun competing in the family reunion games this morning.
  15. Beau took a great and much needed nap this afternoon.
  16. My brother in law Tommy smoked some delicious meats for everyone’s lunch today.
  17. We had no service on our cell phones, so no GPS and no map, but Josh picked the right highway and got us back to Tulsa.
  18. Safe drive to Tulsa.
  19. I got to take a little nap on the drive.
  20. Yummy dinner at Hideaway with the kids.
  21. Gus & Beau’s Aunt Brookie and Uncle Scott are keeping them for the next 2 nights while we are in Santa Barbara.
  22. Gus & Beau were so excited and not sad at all when it was time for us to leave.
  23. 1 more sleep til Santa Barbara.
  24. We’ll be able to watch the service we are missing at Gateway this weekend when we get back!  Wouldn’t want to miss Week 2 of Dave Ramsey.
  25. Got a good shower, got my hair clean, and got to relax at Josh’s parents for the night.
  26. Oklahoma has firework stands!  Feels so patriotic here.
  27. In bed by 9:00!  Ready for that early flight!

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