As Max Lucado said of the movie, “Don’t underestimate the power of story” to inspire others towards goodness, to help them see the power of giving, to find joy and hope—even when they feel they’ve got nothing left.
After all, that’s how the townspeople in the movie’s fictional village of Gladbury feel about life—they’re beaten down, cynical and struggling in the face of unexpected challenges. Into this situation comes a reluctant preacher who, building on the town’s legend of a miraculous Christmas Candle, challenges the people in unexpected ways, with extraordinary results.
I won’t give away the story, but it’s too good to miss. (Well-acted, the films stars top actors from films like the Hobbit, Braveheart, and Les Miserables, has received great advance reviews, and has a family-friendly PG rating.)
More importantly, it’s an opportunity for us to bring our families together, to celebrate goodness and to remember the ‘reason why’ we come together, in life, not just for the holidays. This movie will help you re-imagine the goodness and joy that’s within your power to create.
Then light a candle and pray.
This season, the best is yet to come.