A Dream Comes to Fruition


Several years ago, I was feeling a little down about how Christmas had become so commercialized and even I was getting caught up in the consumer Christmas.  I had a dream that there would be a sweet symbol of the fact that we celebrate Christmas to celebrate the greatest Christmas gift mankind was ever given, and that was a baby, the King of Kings, born in a barn.  The Son of God came to Earth to save us from a life separated from our Father in Heaven.  He came to be the sacrifice, the spotless lamb, who would take the sins of the world upon his shoulders.  While candy canes, wreaths, lights, gifts, trees, and even St. Nicholas all have a history rooted in the true meaning of Christmas, those meanings have been lost.  I wanted a symbol that could not be explained without telling the story of Jesus. So the idea of Iam the Lamb was born.  He represents Jesus, a spotless lamb, the final sacrifice.  The Lamb of God who was born on Christmas Day.

I talked about this dream to my family every Christmas for several years.  They encouraged me to follow through but I didn't know how (plus I'm more of an idea generator than a follow-through-er).  So my husband came up with the first line and our daughter, Madison who was 19 at the time, finished the story. It was special and I knew I needed to do something with it.  So step by step I started the process of finding an illustrator and getting the book published.  God put the right people in front of me every single step and provided the finances to bring the book and plush lamb to a reality.  He truly was my partner in this project and will continue to be a 50/50 partner. Half of all proceeds will go to charities who are spreading the light of Jesus in dark places around the world.  To see who we support, please click on the Shining The Light link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Thank you for reading our story.

With love and gratitude,

Stephanie Karr