Story in One Sentence
angels among us.
Story Synopsis for This
Motion Picture Short
A lonely mountain road finds
two out of town strangers hitch-hiking through the snow-covered hills.
Joseph and his very pregnant wife Mary are poor, thinly clothed for the
weather, and tired.
The young couple comes across
a small country church celebrating Christmas with an annual exchange of
Christmas cards. They are at first ignored by all except a very elderly
woman, Miss Jenny, who claims she has brought a Christmas card just for
them. And it has their names on it. How can that be?
Before the exchange of cards,
the preacher reads from the New Testament: "Let brotherly love continue.
Stop neglecting to show hospitality to strangers, for by showing
hospitality some have had angels as their guests without being aware of
He asks Miss Jenny to
introduce the two strangers. She does. When the people find out their
names, they treat them very nicely. Could these be the angels that might
come among them?
After the service, the young
couple is served hot coffee and snacks. Miss Jenny is ignored. She leaves
the church alone, heading out on her ancient three-wheeled bicycle.
Miss Jenny rides through the
falling snow to a deserted hill outside of town. "Home," she says. She
climbs the hill, looks out over the woods, and the transformation begins.
Wings arch over her shoulders. Her face becomes youthful. Her hair
lengths. Her shabby clothes transform into a radiant robe. She vanishes
into the night.