By Dana M Buck
Merry Christmas! To celebrate, we wanted to share with you a story by Dana M Buck. In this story, you will be taken into the world of an 8-year-old boy as he delights in his Christmas traditions and fears stockings full of coal, learning about grace and forgiveness along the way.
We hope you enjoy!
Dana M Buck serves as the Senior Director of Employee and Community Engagement at World Vision. Dana has been with World Vision for over 37 years — more than half of the organization’s history. The longer he works for World Vision, the more convinced he is that God’s heart is with the poor. “The closer you draw to the poor,” he says, “the more you get in touch with the heart of God.” Described as World Vision’s “poet laureate,” Dana has authored dozens of rhyming parables that charm audiences with their hearts with spiritual content.
Photo: Children in their classroom in Albania expressing their wishes to Santa. © 2013 World Vision/ photo by Florida Bonjo