Today we hung an ornament of an apple, symbolizing the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and the fall of man.
“When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.”
“So the LORD God said to the serpent… ‘I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.'”
“But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!”
For more information about the Jesse Tree, see this site.