Sunday, November 27, 2011
A Jesse Tree
Well, after much discussion and looking at all of our options, we have begun our first ever 'Jesse Tree'.
I was able to download a wonderful resource, called, 'A Jesus Advent Celebration - A Jesse Tree Journey', by Ann Voskamp, at: www.aholyexperience.com
It is the most beautiful book!
Complete with Bible readings, ornaments to cut out and hang on the tree, and lovely, simple activities, designed to 'Unwrap more of His love in the world'.
We have begun the journey a little early - the first Activity is scheduled for November 29 - however, due to how crazy the holiday season can be, I thought it best to start early, and we may then have a chance to actually complete it.
We found a small tree, placed it in the corner near where we complete our school work, and each day, sit down and read the Bible passages, prepare the ornament, and discuss they day's readings.
It's a wonderful, simple way to remember the birth of Christ, how his coming was the fulfilment of prophecy, and all the events that led up to His birth.
Here's our youngest, hanging the first ornament. We're up to day 5 thus far - so far, so good! We're very much enjoying it.