Today’s Reading – John 11
That is in part what draws people there. Las Vegas is more than gambling and casinos.
Las Vegas is everything to the extreme – shows, performers, neon signs, food, hotels, and fountains.
Our appetite for the spectacular is what makes today’s passage so unique.
Jesus began to cry. John 11:35 CEB
There is part of me that wants Jesus to put on a show.
How easy it would have been – How spectacular it would have been – how awesome!
But no, Jesus instead mourns at the human loss and then without fireworks or a spectacular show raises Lazarus from the dead.
Good News that the spectacular can be accomplished simply.
I am a simple man and I find comfort that God understands me and can use me (in the simplest ways) to accomplish His work.
Keep it simple – God is spectacular enough.