The gifts of the child Jesus. German Christmas story
Does anyone know why a tree is decorated every year at Christmas? And why is it a fir tree? Does anyone know why apples and nuts hang from the tree? Here you have the wonderful story of The Gifts of the Child Jesus , told from a story written by the German Count Franz Pocci . A beautiful story of ge
Does anyone know why a tree is decorated every year at Christmas? And why is it a fir tree? Does anyone know why apples and nuts hang from the tree?
Here you have the wonderful story of The Gifts of the Child Jesus, told from a story written by the German Count Franz Pocci. A beautiful story of generosity and kindness.
Christmas story of The Gifts of the Child Jesus
Franz was a very poor woodcutter, who lived in a house in the woods with his wife, Matilde, and their two small children: Alberto and Gisela. The children were very good, but their parents did not have money to buy them toys. They barely survived on the bread that Matilde managed to make.
That December 24 was very cold. A heavy snowfall had fallen, and they had only four slices of bread to eat. But just as they were about to begin, they saw the face of a small child leaning out of the window. I was hungry and cold. They welcomed him into his house and gave him the four slices of bread they had left, despite the fact that they did not have dinner that day.
Franz went out to cut a fir tree to keep the fire in the fireplace burning all night and that the little one, dressed in a shredded white robe, did not go cold.
The child, who did not say a word, fell asleep by the fire, and the family also retired to rest.
The next day, a harp melody woke up the children, who were running towards the room. Then they saw the little boy he had welcomed in his house, dressed in elegant clothes embroidered with gold thread. A crown shone brightly on his head. Around him, a court of angels played harps and trumpets. And behind him, an immense fir, with many leafy branches from which hung apples, nuts and many toys.
The children called their parents. When they arrived and saw that scene, they realized that this child was really niño the baby Jesus quien, who, grateful for the generosity of that family, had brought them all those gifts. From that day, every December 24, all families decorate a fir tree at home, in memory of that story. Colorful apples and other ornaments hang from the branches of the tree. And the children receive the gifts that the baby Jesus keeps bringing every Christmas.