One Sunday the snow is so deep in the lane that even the tractor can't get through. It looks as though Billy and Ben will have to miss church. Instead they help Dad to collect firewood and then they sit round the farmhouse fire while Grandma reads to them from her Bible. She tells them the story of Mary and Joseph's arrival in Bethlehem when there was no room for them at the inn and Jesus had to be born in a humble stable. Suddenly there is a knock at the door of Honeysuckle Farm and when Dad opens the door they see an old man shivering in the yard.