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This Christmas parable, based on O. Henry’s short story, The Gift of the Magi, reminds us that the most precious gift we can give is love.


  • Concept: A husband and wife are having a tough time financially at Christmas. When by chance the husband sees his wife go into a pawn shop, he discovers that she has pawned her most precious possession to enable her to buy him something for Christmas. What he does next provides each of them the opportunity to learn that nothing is more precious than their relationship.
  • Story Origin: Original
  • Setting: Suburbia
  • Precept(s):
    • God is our redeemer. He sacrificed His most precious thing (His son, Jesus) to save us from our sins.
    • No possession is more valuable than those we love.
  • Key Bible Verse: Luke 1:68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people.”


  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Additional Voices Provided by Zack Trandum, Ashley Ashbeck and Toby Capps
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Happy Dreams”, “Christmas of Pleasant Dreams”, “If Not For Christmas”, “December Night”, “Silver While (Instrumental Version)”, “Silent Night (Smooth Jazz Version” – Adobe Music
  • Sound Effects Credit:


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