Today we hung an ornament of a shepherd’s staff, symbolizing how outside appearances don’t matter.
I Samuel 16:1-13
“But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.'”
“He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.”
For more information about the Jesse Tree, see this site.