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Anyone who has ever tried to stand under the end of the rainbow knows that it is impossible. While you're headed towards the end of the rainbow you see the end directly in front of you just below the hill of grass. You head in that direction only to arrive there and find the end of the rainbow has moved ahead a couple feet or even a mile.
That very thing happened to us yesterday. We had a beautiful rain storm, and on our way home from the farm last night, I decided to see how close we could get to the end of the rainbow. My daughters said to me..."Mom, don't you know we can't get to the rainbow?" I said, "Of course, I was not born yesterday." But it would be fun just to see where the rainbow takes us. We drove for a little while out in the dessert, but I could tell the kids were not up for the adventure. I always thought the adults were the party poopers, but in my family, at this point in our lives, I feel that the party poopers are my kids.
So we stopped and enjoyed the beauty of the rainbow and desert for a few moments and then headed back to town.
This reminds me of the opportunities we might have in life that are thrown at us either by someone or by the Creator Himself and we are too busy, or tired, or fearful to take on the opportunity. We get so settled into our routines and the comfort of our schedules that we don't even step foot into the adventurous side of our life. Who knows what could be at the end of that rainbow of opportunity. The journey or path is most likely filled with adventure, unexpected challenges, learning experiences and beauty, maybe even a new friend.
I know I would've enjoyed the walk or drive to the end of the rainbow last night. I'm not sure what we would have encountered if we would have ventured that way, but I will never know and neither will my kids... because we didn't even start on it. Yes, we thought about it and feasted our eyes on the beauty of it, but we didn't venture any farther than that. Opportunity awaits, take the journey!