My little Jeremy is an incredibly logical thinker. He sees everything, questions everything. He has a practical, black and white view of almost everything. And that has made this Christmas particularly interesting. He has no question that Santa is real – he’ll tell you so. But he questions the magic part. “How can the reindeer fly?” he asks, “They don’t have wings.” “Dad, maybe Santa’s sleigh is rocket powered.”
We haven’t figured out how to really address this question, but we talk about how magic isn’t making things just POOF appear and disappear. It’s that feeling we have deep inside when something amazing happens…when we do something that makes a difference for others.
Tonight we read and watched Polar Express. This gave us a great opportunity to think about what it means to really believe in things we can’t see. Because, like the Conductor says in the movie, sometimes it’s what we can’t see that is the most powerful.
I hope in this Christmas season that you, too, have a chance to remember how important it is to believe. To believe in magic and wonder and hope. To believe in love and peace and understanding. To believe in Santa. Most importantly, to believe in Jesus Christ, our lord and savior.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13