It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

As I was driving back home tonight, I was enjoying seeing some of the Christmas decorations around town and in yards. I thought “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”. We even have Christmas music playing on one of the radio stations.

I began to think a little deeper. Is it really beginning to look a lot like Christmas? The first Christmas wasn’t so glorious. It was rather simple. The Christ child born in such a lowly way. No fanfare. No lights. No big meals. No fighting over Black Friday deals. Just a baby in a manger. Or was it just that?

God came down. I can’t get over that. He left the splendor of Heaven to come to this so He could die for you and for me. This commercialized thing, as sentimental and sweet as certain elements can be, was not what He had in mind. He had in mind a way to build a bridge between you and God. May we never forget!

Author: Matthew Winters (The Comeback Pastor)

Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, I eventually landed in upstate SC because when God calls I move. I gave my life to Christ in 1987 and surrendered to the call to ministry in 1997. I am a three-time graduate from Liberty University and Theological Seminary: BS in Religion (2003), the MA in Religion (Leadership concentration - 2006), and the Master of Divinity (Pastoral Ministries - 2013). I have served as a worship leader and senior pastor in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia since 1996. After experiencing a divorce, God graciously gave me my wife, Jennifer, whom I married in September 2015. Between the two of us, we have 6 children. I am the Lead/Founding Pastor of Overcomers Church in Walhalla, SC, a church plant that is helping those who have been overcome by life to become Overcomers in Christ. Jennifer and I both love people and long to see them enter into a relationship with Christ and walk in the power of His Spirit. I pray that these thoughts I share will challenge and inspire you to greater heights and deeper depths for the glory of Christ.

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