So today my family and I came to Las Vegas with my brother’s basketball team for a tournament. I had been really unsure about having my brother here with all the, I guess, BAD things. I knew I could handle it as a girl, but with like porn on the ground, stripper poles, and ads saying that life is all about lust and sex, I didn’t want him here. I thought maybe we would get here and it wouldn’t be bad, but no. Of course not! I was right..
My brother is off with his team and my parents and I are walking through Ceasar’s Palace and I was uncomfortable. My parents noticed and asked me what was wrong. Basically I was upset and mad at the world. This life style of Do What Makes You Happy is SO wrong! I felt like I was in Sodom and God was looking down on all these people and His heart was breaking. I hated that feeling so so much. I said that this is a working of the Devil in a way. The lights and colors and pretty buildings are just a front to hide the ugly and lies and dirt underneath. The perfect way the Devil knows to hide sin. It looks promising and pretty on the front, but inside it destroys. My heart broke and was just grossed out when I saw drunk men in the afternoon stroking a statue of a naked woman’s breast. I felt violated but also as if that was their only hope of happiness.
Aside from the shopping (which is awesome), I feel ashamed, as a woman, for being here. This is not the place for a woman of God and daughter of the King. I feel demeaned as a woman because everywhere there is a photoshopped naked lady on paper or billboards. I am not like that woman who is made into a sex goddess for men. That girl on the picture has feelings and dreams of her prince and her wedding. Just like me. It’s just sad that people look for happiness there, because that fantasy, sexed-up girl doesn’t exist.
I feel like I am holding myself to a high standard because I don’t want to be apart of something that will be turned to dust by my loving Father. It’s just not like me to be involved in that kind of trash. Plus I want to be able to tell my husband that I have never, nor will ever be involved with anyone but him. Sex was made to be honored and enjoyed by a married couple.
So there was my very opinionated reasoning of why Sin City isn’t a place for a daughter of the King.
I’m sorry if I offended you.
“…He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;” (2 Peter 2:6 NIV)