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The Baby in the Straw

In this Parable, we learn that only a grace filled, loving Father can place the baby in the Straw.


  • Concept: This Christmas story is told through the eyes of a young boy who is enamored with the family’s valuable nativity display. This results in a hilarious sequence of events that leads him to discover of the results of disobedience and the power of a father’s forgiveness.
  • Story Origin: Original
  • Setting: Typical American home
  • Precept(s):
    • Disobedience will have consequences.
    • Confession and apology lead to forgiveness and restoration.
  • Key Bible Verse: Luke 2:11-12 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.


  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: Marcelo Segura & Kevin LaRoche


Sew Powerful Parables will tickle your funny bone, touch your heart and offer you a new way to experience God’s truth. Jesus often used parables to communicate His most important messages. Dana Buck picks up that tradition in a poetic, rhyming style that makes listening easy and enjoyable. All ages will love these stories full of memorable characters, insightful lessons and just plain fun.

After retiring from a 38-year career with the Christian non-profit organization, World Vision, Dana Buck now devotes himself full time to writing, speaking, and mentoring. His Sew Powerful Parables continue to grow in popularity as they charm audiences, readers and listeners. He is a Charter Board member for the nonprofit organization Sew Powerful, where he lends his expertise to further their mission of combating extreme poverty by training, equipping and empowering women and girls in the developing world. Dana resides in the greater Seattle area with his wife Grace and their neurotic cat. They have two children, Jared and Alyssa, and Alyssa is married to son-in-law, Ivan. No grandchildren yet, but Ivan and Alyssa do own and share their beautiful grand-dog, Odin. Reach Dana with comments or suggestions at