The Legend of Pine
When the Holy family was trying to escape from Herod's soldiers, they asked several trees to give them shelter for the night. The aspen, the willow and others refused, but the pine asked them to come under his protection. He lowered his branches to shield and protect them.
The Holy family remained safe and hidden from the soldiers. In the morning, the baby put his tiny hand on the pine tree to bless it. As a result of pine's kindness, he was given the gift of being 'for ever green'. And the legend also states that if you cut open the pine cone, you will be able to see the hand print of the baby Jesus.
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