Today we hung an ornament of the Nativity scene, symbolizing the birth of the Christ child. Luke 2:1-20 “While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Merry Christmas, y’all! For more information about the Jesse Tree, see this site.
Today we hung an ornament of a donkey, symbolizing Joseph & Mary’s trip to Bethlehem. Luke 2:1-5 “So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child” For more information about the Jesse Tree, see this site.
Today we hung an ornament of Mary, symbolizing her faith and obedience for God’s plan. Luke 1:26-38,46-55 “In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you… You will be with child and give birth to…
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Today we hung an ornament of a toolbox, symbolizing the carpenter Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. Matthew 1:18-25 “Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because…
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Today we hung an ornament of a fish, symbolizing how God caused Jonah to be in a belly of a fish for three days because Jonah disobeyed. Jonah 1-4 “From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God. He said: ‘In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry.’” For more information about the Jesse Tree, see this site.