The Rev. Robert Harper came out West to serve the needs of other pioneer settlers, but he and his wife, Sarah, find their faith wavering. Finally, in the midst of a terrible snowstorm on Christmas Eve, after having attended to an ill woman, Robert and Sarah concede that they were naive in thinking they could withstand the harsh living conditions for themselves and their three children as well as spiritually uplift the other settlers, too. But when a neighbor goes to great trouble to deliver an unexpected box from back East, a box filled with warm clothes, food, and long-wished for toys for their children, Robert and Sarah's faith is renewed. They have weathered the storm outside, and their own storm inside as well. A wonderful play which not only reflects the true American spirit, but the highest religious one as well. One set, the interior of a cabin. Performance time: 45 minutes.