Friday, December 3, 2010

Jesse Tree

This Christmas season our family is spending some time doing a Jesse tree. It is a 25 day devotional that prepares us for the coming of Christ. Each day we place an ornament on the tree that goes along with some scripture and questions. There is more involved but we are keeping it simple with Eli this year since he is only 2. Some friends got together to split up making the ornaments and they all turned out so great!!

So far Eli has really enjoyed this time we have as a family. The next day, after we have put another symbol on the tree, he wants to look at it which allows us to continue to ask questions and see what he remembers.

The first night we talked about The Light in Creation and the symbol was the Earth.
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1

I was totally amazed after this night when we asked Eli who made the Earth and he replied, "Jesus."

The Second night was The first Sin and the symbol is an apple and a snake around it.
"We all like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turn to our own way." Isaiah 53:6
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