Catholic Activity: Jesse Tree, Day 1 - Creation
Symbols: Sun, Moon, Stars, Earth
In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth and the earth was without form or shape, with darkness over the abyss and a mighty wind sweeping over the waters. Then God said: Let there be light, and there was light. God saw that the light was good. (Genesis 1:1-4)
During this Advent season, we review God's covenant with us, our salvation history. The Jesse Tree is a way of meditating on God's promise of a Savior. We begin with Creation, the birth of life, beginning of time.
In the creation of world and man, God gave the first and universal witness to His almighty love and His wisdom, the first proclamation of the "plan of His loving goodness," which finds its goal in the new creation of Christ.
Recommended Scripture Readings:
- Genesis 1-2
Selections from The Catechism of the Catholic Church:
- CCC 279-314 Catechesis on Creation
- CCC 1145-1148 Signs and Symbols in Liturgy
- CCC 345-349 The Sabbath- - the end of the work of the six days
Printable Jesse Tree guide: The Jesse Tree: Advent 2021
Activity Source: Original Text (JGM) by Jennifer Gregory Miller, © Copyright 2003-2022 by Jennifer Gregory Miller