Kristoph and the First Christmas Tree

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By Claudia Cangilla McAdam It and #39;s Christmas Eve in the year 722, and Kristoph, a young orphan boy, is accompanying the missionary priest Boniface through the German countryside. They are hurrying to reach the next village by nightfall when they come upon a group of people in the forest worshiping an oak tree and preparing to sacrifice the son of the village chieftain. To prove that the oak is powerless and that there is only One True God, Boniface miraculously fells the giant tree with a single ax stroke. In its place stands an evergreen. Calling it and quot;the tree of the Christ Child, and he instructs the men to mend their lives and take the tree home where it will shelter and quot;loving gifts and lights of kindness. and Now rescued, the son of the village chieftain invites Boniface and Kristoph to share Christmas with his family . . . around another evergreen that Kristoph cuts down for their own celebration. and quot;New Christmas stories of the Saints are hard to find, so readers will savor the retelling of this nearly-forgotten legend as told by seasoned children and #39;s author Claudia Cangilla McAdam. and

Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. - Proverbs 20:22

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