Avram has spent his life raising sheep in the hills around his native Bethlehem. After he and his mute wife Yael reluctantly accept responsibility for an unwanted child, the girl’s charming innocence endears her to the couple. When Channah is a young teen, her stepfather unexpectedly appears and demands custody, taking her away to an arranged marriage. Meanwhile, an old friend persuades Avram to investigate a miraculous healer. What the old shepherd finds challenges everything he has ever believed.