“Don’t be afraid.” said the Angel. “My name is Noel and I have come to help you.”
“I don’t have a Christmas gift for my parents,” said Boris. “Can you help me find something to give?”
“Yes, I think I can,” said Noel. “But first, I want to tell you a story about another cat who had the very same problem. His name was Gideon.”
Gideon lived a long time ago in a city called Bethlehem. He lived with the other animals in a stable behind an inn.
One day a young couple was forced to spend the night in the stable. During the night, a very special baby was born. His name was Jesus, the Son of God.
Kings and shepherds brought gifts for the new baby. All the animals gave gifts too. They started boasting to each other about their presents.
The donkey said, “I gave them a ride to the stable.”
‘We provided our wool for a blanket,” said the sheep.
“I gave my milk,” said the cow.
“We gave our feathers for a soft pillow,” said the ducks.
Then, the animals turned to Gideon.
“What did you give the baby?” asked the donkey.
“I don’t have anything to give,” said Gideon.
“Cats are useless,” said the cow. “All they do is eat and sleep.”
All the animals laughed because Gideon had nothing to give.
Gideon sat down next to Mary, Jesus’ mother.
“I want to give Jesus a gift, but I have nothing to give,” said Gideon.
“You have already given a wonderful present,” said Mary.
“What?” asked Gideon.
“Your love,” said Mary. “That is the best gift.”
Mary looked at Jesus who was very restless and she had an idea.
“I know what you can give,” said Mary.
She picked Gideon up and placed him in the crib next to Jesus.
“What should I do?” whispered Gideon.
“Just relax. You’ll know what to do,” said Mary.
Gideon gingerly lay down next to Jesus and began to purr. His warm fur and his gentle purring made Jesus sleep peacefully.
“Wow!” said Boris. “I know exactly what to do.”
“Goodbye Boris, and Merry Christmas,” said Noel as she disappeared.
Boris looked down at the Nativity scene. He wondered why Gideon wasn’t there. But then, he saw Gideon, in the crib next to Jesus.
“Merry Christmas Gideon,” said Boris.
He ran upstairs and jumped in bed with his parents. He snuggled up between them and gave them the best Christmas gift he could give.
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