The Jesse Tree - Advent Devotions for Personal Growth
Author Debra Grant
"And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of it's roots: and the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him" Isaiah 11: 1-2
The symbol of the Jesse Tree comes from this passage in the Book of Isaiah. Each branch-each leaf of the tree- is a story rooted deep in scripture that tells of the relationship between God and God's people. The symbols on the Jesse Tree represent a Biblical "family tree" and Christ is grafted onto the family tree of Jesse, the father of King David.
Use these devotions each day during the season of Advent. Read the scripture passage first to understand the devotion for the day more fully. Gather as a family and share Scripture, devotion and prayer. Sing a favorite hymn or a song of the season. Add one figure to your manger scene or one more ornament to the Christmas tree. Encourage each other to share memories or images the symbols of the Jesse Tree bring to mind. As you are reminded each day how we are all part of this "family tree" may you also be reminded of the powerful love of Christ for this - our - family.
21.5 x 13.5 cm