Christmas is the time of year Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. And many churches go all-out to celebrate the Reason for the Season.
That’s especially true at Prestonwood Church in Plano, Texas and Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston.
Both mega-churches hosted massive, over-the-top Christmas productions featuring performers gliding through the air and live animals – including an elephant.
The elaborate, jaw-dropping church performances make Vegas shows look like a lounge act at the Best Western.
Instead of celebrating the work of thousands of volunteers – the Houston Chronicle went on attack mode.
They published a snarky report about how the shows had generated controversy.
They specifically pointed out a Tik Tok user that had complained about the productions and suggested revoking the church’s tax exempt status.
The Tik Toker said she felt uncomfortable attending the show and questioned the morality of spending so much money to celebrate Christmas.
Here’s a thought – if the Christmas Spectacular makes you feel uncomfortable, the big elephant in the room may be the condition of your heart.
“Why do we do the Christmas show,” Champion Forest wrote on its Facebook page. “The answer is simple: the same reason we do anything we do. To Advance God’s Kingdom. By HIS grace we were blessed to see over 30,000 people come through our doors this week. 30,000 people saw Jesus on display and the true Christmas Story told.”
And the most wonderful part of this wonderful time of year is that more than 700 attendees accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
And that, is what Christmas is all about.