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Robert Zemeckis, not only directed The Polar Express but helped write the screenplay. He said, “This is a story everyone can relate to. So many of us, as children or adults, have questioned our belief in something or gone through the process of having our faith tested and restored. Kids can take the story literally as a journey to find Santa Claus, while older readers understand it as a metaphor for much bigger ideas. It deals with the symbols of Christmas but at its core is a universal story about belief in things you don’t completely see or understand.”

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The conductor is right.. The most important things in the world are the things you cannot see. The most important of those happened over 2000 years ago in the small village of Bethlehem and culminated on a cross in Jerusalem. And when that Babe of Bethlehem became the Christ of Calvary He also became our “ticket.” Not to the North Pole but, at the end of our life’s journey, to a place of perfection.

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