July 2, 2017
Matthew 10:40-42
Romans 6:12-23
Genesis 22:1-14
Psalm 13

The Christmas Tree

from the book
Story Time At The Altar
86 Messages For Children

Elaine M. Ward

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Martin Luther stood silently under the cold, starry night, surrounded by the fir and pine trees of the forest, thinking of the night Jesus was born. The moon cast its shining light on the snow below. It was too beautiful, nature's echo of God's glory. Speechless, he held his breath and thought, "How can I share the beauty of this night, of this light?"

When Martin Luther returned home that night, his children cried, "Papa, Papa, what do you have?" as he set up the forest's pine tree beside the blazing fire in the fireplace. Then placing small candles on each branch of the tree, he lit them, bringing the light of the night within. "Oh, Papa," Anna exclaimed, "they are like the star that shone above the stable the night that Jesus was born!" The family stared at the Christmas tree and its light, and their hearts were filled with the light that "shines in the darkness," God's blessing...

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