Jesse Tree Dec. 1: Creation Dec. 2: Adam and Eve Dec. 3: Fall of Man Dec. 4: Noah Dec. 5: Abraham Dec. 6: Isaac Dec. 7: Jacob Dec. 8: Joseph Dec. 9: Mary Dec. 10: Moses Dec. 12: Jesse Dec. 11: Samuel Dec. 13: King David Dec. 14: King Solomon Dec. 15: Jonah Dec. 16: John the Baptist Click a number to visit a day.

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JESSE TREE OVERVIEW

The Jesse Tree dates back to the middle ages and came from Europe. Even some ancient cathedrals have Jesse Tree designs in their stained glass windows. The "tree" is usually a branch or sapling and is decorated with various symbols that remind us of the purpose and promises of God from Creation to the Birth of Jesus Christ.

Jesse was the father of King David and God promised David that his Kingdom would last forever. Two centuries after the death of King David, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah and said:

And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots: and the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and fortitude, the spirit of knowledge, and of the fear of the Lord. (Isaiah 11:1-2)

Each Jesse Tree ornament usually consists of a handmade symbol or drawing that represents one of the major stories of the Old Testament along with a brief verse of Scripture from that story.

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