I went out to dinner last night to White River Fish Market and Seafood Restaurant.
It’s one of my father’s favorites. It’s kind of a hidden jewel. It stands in a strip shopping center in a somewhat desolate older industrial area in the north part of our city near the Tulsa International Airport.
The outside appearance is not what keeps people coming back to White River. It’s what’s on the inside that counts. 🙂
Good food, fair prices, and a great cross section of Tulsa’s population. People come from all around to sample their food or take home from the market to prepare for themselves.
It’s been a Tulsa icon since 1932. They sell and serve a wide range of different kinds of fish flown in from all over.
A display case lies beneath the walk-up counter where the restaurant orders are taken allowing customers to see the quality of the seafood they will be dining upon before it is even prepared. They encourage you to select the exact pieces of fish you desire for your order.
Seeing is believing. What you see is what you get. Or is it?
This policy is somewhat foreign to the society we live in. For the most part we live in a world where the outside is all that matters. We package ourselves with the right job, the right car, the right neighborhood, the right schools, the right friends, the right clothing, the right body image. Have you noticed that health clubs and diet aids and plastic surgeries have never been so prevalent? I wish people were as interested in visiting their local church or bible as they are their gym.
We can get so consumed with our physical appearance that we fail to notice when our inner self is lacking attention. But God notices. He speaks to our hearts. Just like White River. It’s what’s on the inside that counts!
Sometimes God calls us to put away the external bling and let the Christ in us shine forth our inner beauty through His love.
Let’s all trust in the Lord that we are all beautiful just as He made us. On the inside. Our heart is what matters. Let’s all trust Jesus to fill our nets with His abundance instead of casting our nets where we believe our riches lie.
The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7
4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.”6 When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break.
Love and laughter,