Many mega-churches across the country will be closed this Sunday in observance of Christmas Day. Big time churches like Willow Creek Church in IL, Fellowship Church in TX, Mars Hill Church in MI and North Point Community in GA are all shutting down for Jesus’ birthday. (Please note that Saddleback Church isn’t on this list, once again proving that it is God’s One True Church for America).
So with all the hub-bub about this decision over the past few weeks (I know this is an old story, but I am slow), here’s what I got to thinking today.
Maybe people from these churches (and others like them) will stay at home with their families this Sunday and realize that they really didn’t miss anything at all. That God is still God, that Jesus was still a part of their lives, that spending time as a family is actually an act of worship that pleases God and that they can do this each and every week of the year, not just once every blue moon or so when Christmas Day falls on Sunday.
Maybe a Christmas miracle will occur and no one will go back to these mega-churches on January 1, 2006. It could happen, couldn’t it? Do you believe in Christmas miracles? I do!
By the way… Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!