Jesus for Children~A Trilogy of Short Stories


includes the story


A Miracle in Bethlehem


A Miracle in Bethlehem
"O nce upon a night so clear
the little animals heard with fear
the hungry growl
of Tina, the hyena..."
Based on Bible verse:  Luke 2:14

"Peace on earth to those on whom His favor rests."    


And, so begins the tender Christmas story, in poetic form, of a feared and friendless hyena who comes face to face with the newborn Jesus. Under the glowing star of Bethlehem, Tina's heart is healed forever as the field animals watch the life-changing experience that only a Savior can bring.


"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest." ~ C.S. Lewis


What readers are saying about this story...
“Jayne is a very creative person and a mom extraordinaire.  The beauty of her soul comes through in this wonderfully original story.” 
~Antonio Perez, Chairman and CEO of Eastman Kodak Company

“What a wonderful addition to family and small group read-along time. The characters and rhyme are an invitation for a simplistic, yet generous helping of love and hope.” 
~Bonnie W. Reynolds, Director, First Presbyterian Preschool, Charlottesville, VA
"As a former Montessori preschool teacher, I believe that children will delight in this Christmas poem. For adults, it may serve as a reminder that His touch does soften the hardest of hearts."
~Sister Sheila McIntyre, OP, St. Mary of the Springs, Columbus, OH
 "A Miracle in Bethlehem brings charming verse to children, attractive illustrations, and the recognition of the impact of Christ's coming on the entire cosmos, which happes to include a little hyena named Tina."
      ~Sheila Richardson, Precept Bible Teacher, Charlottesville, VA