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December 2:

The Christmas Tree

Listen to our daily Advent story beginning December 1.

During the seventh century an English missionary named Saint Boniface came across some men offering sacrifices to an oak tree. Angered by their sin, Saint Boniface cut down the tree with one swing of his ax. Years later a pine tree began to grow from the tree stump, Saint Boniface used this as an example of Jesus’ victory over death and the eternal life we have through Him. Have you ever noticed that a pine tree always points toward heaven?

1 Peter 2:24 says, “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness.”

Jesus died on the cross so that each one us can have everlasting life.

Take Away:

Spend some time looking at your Christmas tree and see what other ways the tree reminds you of Jesus.

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