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PHILLIPS CRAIG DEAN-GREAT I AM
It was tough to share the news about the car shooting on The Las Vegas Strip this week. It took place just a couple miles from my office. It took place in a spot where I regularly visit and drive my family. I live in Las Vegas and I love the people in this city. Tourists don't think about the community of people behind Las Vegas. They just think "Sin City," but it's so much more.
We live here, we work here, we raise our families here. This is our home. As I watched TV yesterday, all the national media talked about was the darkness of Sin City. It's not reflective of the people or the families or the churches who reside in Las Vegas. We have chosen this city as our home and God is doing BIG things in this community. I see a lot of HOPE here.
We forget that the Bible says, "Where sin abounds, God's grace does so much more." (Romans 5:20 talks more about it) I've never lived in a city where I felt more love and genuine grace from other people.
We hear stories everyday from our SOS Radio listeners calling in and posting on our Facebook page about how God is doing HUGE things in their lives, in their jobs, in their schools and in their families. When you live in a dark place, a little tiny light does make a difference. Don't let scary things and evil people steal your hope, your security or your faith. There are lots of loving, honest people in Las Vegas who are shining their light everyday to this community. Be encouraged. I love Las Vegas.