The Jesse Tree represents the family tree of Jesus. It tells the story of God’s salvation plan, starting in Genesis and continuing through the Old Testament to the birth of Jesus.
We started out by reading three days worth of devotionals (we started late and I’m going to try my hardest to keep up). After talking about what we read, I handed my 3 kids a roll of banner paper and the printed ornaments. It was up to them to create our Jesse tree.
I was so impressed at how well they worked together (My son didn’t want his picture taken but he did help out.) They decided to draw a horizontal branch. Then behind the branch they drew the four seasons. The bottom paper on the left is the “stump” from which the shoot grows. We have a clear plastic pocket holding the symbols for the rest of the month on the stump.
My prayer is that during this Christmas season my family cherishes the moments we spend together reading the Word. May these not be words that go in one ear and out the other, but rather manna sustaining us– penetrating our spirits and testifying that the one who was in the manger is the true King of Kings and is coming again.
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. ~ Is. 11:1