We watched the Polar Express last night.
Its a family tradition.
My son still sits on the edge of his seat (the couch) as he watches the film and my Daughter watches it without moving.
There are some pretty “Christian sounding” lines in the film. One of the best ones is when The Conductor says:
“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”
That is a powerful truth.
Humanity has only had breif glimpses of the “unseen” world and very few have had those experiences. But all of humanity knows something exists beyond us, outside of us.
We know, even though we can’t put a finger on how, that what we see is not all that there is.
The Christmas Story of Jesus, is a reminder that God came from the place we cannot see and entered into the space we can see.
The place we live.
“He moved into our neighborhood.”
and he entered with a specific purpose in mind…
to give “peace on earth and good will toward men”…
a peace that happens when we connect with Him and a kingdom we can’t see (as of yet). The connection is through Salvation, salvation from from the evil we encounter in this life, the evil that is around us and that lives in our hearts.
That is His Good Will toward men…
for He desires none should perish but all to have eternal life.
Its just up to us to accept it…
Its up to us to Believe