Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Our Jesse Tree

Thanks to some of you fellow bloggers out there, our family has decided to do a Jesse tree this year. I know, I know, you're thinking "What kind of a Christmas tree is that? It only has one ornament!" Don't worry, by Christmas Day, it will be stuffed full of ornaments. The basic idea is that each day of Advent, a different Bible story is read, starting in the beginning with Genesis (naturally). Throughout Advent, you read different stories relating to the history of the Christian faith, and following God's redemptive plan to the birth of Christ. Then, you hang an ornament on your Jesse tree relating to that day's Scripture reading. The idea of a 'Jesse Tree' comes from the verse "A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots." Anyway, Cosette had a good time with our Advent celebration last night, as you can see. She wanted Daddy to take lots of pictures of her by the tree! We also made sweet rolls, which made it an even nicer evening....:)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


We've been so busy lately that we didn't actually get the Jesse Tree ornaments up until last night - we've been reading, though. I just needed to cut them out and laminate them.

Now we have a basket with the rest, hooks ready, and the Bible and "The Glorious Coming" stacked behind them.

I'm glad you had such a sweet time!


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