𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 – 𝐴 𝐶ℎ𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑚𝑎𝑠 𝑆𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦
A little angel lived among the clouds and suddenly learned that in December a baby would be born. And this little baby will become the Savior of the earth.
In heaven, angels were thrilled with this good news. Each of the cherubs was thinking about what gift to give to this little baby. On earth, three doctors who were inspired also knew the good news. They were struggling with what gift to give to the baby – a baby who would be a light in the darkness of humanity.
As we read this, we may realise that this is an entirely new story based on the biblical process of the birth of Jesus.
The little female angel, who is the main character in the book, is also the youngest of the angels, and she also struggles with what she can give to this little baby.
𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘥? 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺’𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘪𝘳.
However, the wind should be a gift from the sky!
𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯? 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘰𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺’𝘴 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘯.
But rain should be a gift from the clouds.
𝘞𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤? 𝘔𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘴𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺.
But music is a gift from a bird.
She can’t think of anything to give! The whole universe is infinite and the little angel feels so small.
Looking down from heaven, she saw how vast and dark the starry sky was at night. The boundless darkness made her feel even smaller. She wondered if the little baby would feel lonely.
Suddenly, the little angel saw three people in the dark, they were three doctors, walking on the desert. They gesticulated with a map as if they had lost their way. They are alone in the dark, with no direction.
The little angel suddenly knew what he could be! She flew and flew and flew, straight to the ground. The extremely high speed of the fall made the little angel a bright new star, shining in the sky. The three doctors looked up at the sky to find the direction, and in their familiar celestial picture, a bright star suddenly appeared over Bethlehem.
Sure enough, they found the newborn baby in Bethlehem, and gave the gift they had prepared in their hands to Mary, who was forced to give birth to the baby in a manger in lonely poverty. When she gave birth, she looked up and saw the abundance of gifts and the friendly faces. Peace came to the hearts of the family.
The little angel in mid-air, as the brightest new star in the darkness, was the best gift she could have given.
A Christmas Story
By Alison McGhee
Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
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