The Polar Express is one of my favorite Christmas movies. I grew up reading the story and feeling captivated by it's magic. When it came to the big screen, I was thrilled. It's such a simple book, but with a powerful message to believe.

Our world is permeated with doubt, despair, and discouragement. The Christmas season brings love, trust, and faith. The gift of believing means that God's love is more powerful than any kind of suffering.

Belief can mean a lot of things to people, but I really think it is strongly connected to hope. If we have faith in something bigger than ourselves, we have hope that every little moment of our lives has meaning. There is a quiet strength in our will to believe. It transcends earthly things and reaches into the eternal. 

In the words of The Polar Express, "Sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see."

Merry Christmas everyone!