What if I told you that the entire city of Vegas - Sin City itself - had repented? Would you believe me?
What if I told you that every person including the mayor of Vegas, every casino owner and every citizen, right down to the homeless man on the street had put their faith in God? Would you believe me?
What if I told you that every strip club, every casino and each night club on the Vegas Strip had been turned into houses of worship? Would you believe me?
I seriously doubt any of you would believe these reports. I mean, that would be quite the miracle of all miracles for such a happening to take place. But that is exactly what happened to the city of Nineveh as we will see this Sunday here at the Gaylord E-Free Church as we continue our study in Jonah that we are calling, "Looking Past the Whale!"
I bet as news spread about Nineveh back in Jonah's day that nobody believed it either. The great city of Nineveh was the capitol of the Assyrian Empire and they were evil and very brutal. Yet, after Jonah's message to them that in 40 days they would be destroyed, the entire city, including all the people right up to the king, believed God and repented.
We will see this Sunday that as a result, God showed them mercy and grace. We will also celebrate that same mercy and grace that we as followers of Jesus have also received.
Looking forward to seeing you Sunday!