A couple of weeks ago, when looking into making reservations to attend the Brigham City Temple open house, I saw that there was availability on the 30th and decided then and there that that's what I wanted to do on my birthday. And truly it WAS such an ideal way to spend the day. There is something rather perfect about being in the temple with my whole family, children and all. And to have it be on my special day...well, I definitely think it will be one of my most memorable birthdays for a long time to come.
It wasn't until we got outside that we realized why it took so long to get their attention. The windows on the front doors were reflecting our own images back at us. Not until you get smack up next to them can you see inside. And I thought, there has got to be some kind of lesson there. Something along the lines of our Savior standing inside the temple...trying to get our attention, beckoning to us to join him. He's patient and will never give up...calling, waving, waiting. But all we can see is our own worldly reflection staring back at us... until we get close enough and make an effort to peer inside. Then and only then will we be able to truly see what we have been missing.
Okay, I just couldn't resist adding this picture....I can't stop laughing!