Vegas Jackpot Night
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Holy Special Experience 81

Silver Dollars

Las VegasAnother town, Las Vegas, near the Californian border, has become a byword for luxury and affluence as the gambling Mecca of America. At night, the casino lights glimmered in rainbows of color from the sidewalks to the sky. Caesar's Palace and Harold's Place were crowded to see the big stars. There was a chance of a bonanza win at a "one-arm bandits" lining the halls. Occasionally a shout resounded, "I've hit the jackpot!" A cascade of silver dollars clattered into a tray. Unknown to me, my own very special jackpot experience awaited me in Las Vegas too. It all happened in the silence of a dusty little side room of the Parish House where our mission team stayed. Everyone else was asleep in other rooms and lying on a bed, I was saying the Te Deum, slowly to myself as I always did each night. The clock ticked away the syllables as I prayed, "We praise thee, O God, we acknowledge thee to be the Lord. All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting. To thee all angels cry aloud, the Heavens and all the Powers therein. To you Cherubim, and Seraphim continually do cry. Holy, Holy, Holy...."

"Vegas Jackpot Night"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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