Monday, December 10, 2012

The Jesse Tree

It is that time of year again.  Our second annual year with our Advent Jesse Tree.

Last year (in Jan. 2011) I bought this book:

And I spent all year looking for the ornaments that went along with each day in the book.  It was really fun to be on that kind of hunt.

We put them up one every day in the month of December.  Last year Arlington was the only one who participated, but this year the littles wanted in on the action.  So each day they take a turn.  We read the little story that goes along with the ornament/bible lesson (they have a kids version and adult version in the book) and then hang the ornament.

So I will share the first 10 days that we have done so far.  then in another 10 days, I will share again. 


Day 1 - The Light in Creation.  Ornament:  The World.
 " In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."  Genesis 1:1

 Day Two:  The First Sin.  Symbol: Apple
"All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way."  Isaiah 53.6

 Day 3: Inside the Ark.  Symbol: an ark with a Rainbow.
   "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."  Romans 6:23

 Day 4:  The Call to Abram.  Symbol:  A camel/three wise men
  "In thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."  Genesis 12:3b

 Day 5:  Isaac and the Lamb.  Symbol:  Lamb
   "Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world"  John 1"29b

 Day 6:  Jacob's Ladder.  Symbol:  a ladder
  "Behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places, whither tou goest."  Genesis 28:15a

Day 7:  Joseph's Coat of many colors.  Symbol:  colorful coat:
   "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God."  Romans 8:28a

 Day 8:  Moses and the Ten commandments.  Symbol:  A tablet with numbers
   "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee"  Psalm 119:11

Day 9:  Canaan, the Promised Land of Blessings.  Symbol:  Grapes
   "Bless the Lord, O my sould, and forget not all his benefits"  Psalm 103:2

Day 10:  Ruth and Boaz.  Symbol:  wheat
   "They people shall be my people, and they God my God"  Ruth 1:16b


Anonymous said...

12-12-12 (interesting date...huh.)
11:17 a.m.
Wednesday morning

That's an awsome way to tell that story from the Bible. It is so very true. LOL!

I pray that your family has a very blessed an safe christmas too.

We are having poweroutaged up in Alaska from all the heavy snow fall, so I'm not sure when I'll be able to log on to your blog. I hope to visit you all soon, untl then God bless and have a happy HEART! '' God loves a cheerful giver.''

See you soon!
Your Friend,
Shayla Kay McCartney
Willow, Alaska

Anonymous said...


Great news....our power outage is over. Yah!

Happy Holidays!