The Lamplighter by Felix Mayerhofer
Approx. 1,900 words.
Published on December 1, 2010 by
(Age Level - 5-14) - Shortly before the birth of Christ, an angel appeared before a handicapped shepherd boy named Luke, who was told to collect old and damaged oil lamps. This request presented problems with Luke’s friends, townspeople, and was also of concern to his parents. On Christmas Eve he followed a bright star directed towards a stable in Bethlehem, where the reason is revealed.