A Year with God—Day 6—Leaving Las Vegas

A Year with God—Day 6—Leaving Las Vegas

Hello friends–

Soundtrack to this post if you like early 90s pop music:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkc-en0_LGY

I’m writing this post sitting in the Las Vegas airport.   Today people call it a Bucket List, but since 1997 I’ve kept a list of “50 Things to do Before I Die.”   I found a two page article in an old Readers Digest that suggested making, well, a list of 50 things to do before you die.  It’s actually a very personal thing to do, and I encourage all reading this to actually do it.   I was surprised by some of the things that emerged.

Anyway, one of the things on my list was to attend Interbike, the world’s largest bicycle trade show.  Many of you know how much I love bicycling, so it was pretty amazing to see five expo centers filled with thousands of companies related to the bike industry.  It was very cool to get an insider’s view of what’s ahead in bicycle technology.  I even ran into a member of our congregation while I was there.

As interesting as the time was, I’m really anxious to get out of the desert and make my way home.   In our reading today we track the Israelites as they are in the desert, making their way “home” towards the promise land.  They, like all of us today, needed to be reminded that God was with them, even in the difficult times in the desert.

There’s a quote in today’s reading that says, “There is no place where God is not, where I go, there God is.”  As I walked The Strip late last night/early this morning, I didn’t see much of God.   Maybe those desert times in our lives help us look more carefully.  It’s easy to see God when I look in His Word or stand on Mount Tam.

Grateful to be Leaving Las Vegas,