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Jesse Tree Ornaments

A Jesse tree is a usually a leafless branch that is put into a small flower pot and is used to represent Jesus. Used on Both Easter and Christmas the Jesse tree is a much more spiritually type of decoration to use during the weeks before Christmas. Very easy to make or buy, the Jesse tree is a great decoration for some to use to show their dedication to their faith in the upcoming holidays.

A Jesse tree is used to represent the time that God spent preparing his people for the coming of their savior. For 4000 years the Jews knew that their savoir was coming and the Jesse tree represents the faith in their savior’s arrival. Since Jesus had not yet died on the cross for are sins the Jesse tree was left leafless to show the emptiness as the Jews awaited with good faith for their savoir. Jesse was King David’s father and King David was an ancestor of Jesus, the Jesse tree is used to represent the roots that Jesus stemmed from Starting with Jesse all the way through the years until Jesus’ birth.

Although bare and leafless the Jesse tree is made to be decorated. You can decorate the Jesse tree which every way you would like, on Easter the Jesse tree usually is decorated with Easter eggs but for Christmas the Jesse tree is usually decorated in a little more religious fashion. Some people will decorate the Jesse tree to represent the blood line that Jesus stems from; each ornament on the tree would be in order from the first known member of the blood line all the way up to Jesus himself.

One of the most common ways to make up a Jesse tree is to have a figure or pictures of each person in Jesus’ blood line, but since that is not always easy and or can be a little boring you could use symbols for each person and event that that person represents in the bible.

Traditionally the Jesse tree is supposed to start bare and as each day goes along you should have a certain religious figure or event and a prayer read that represents that day in the bible.

Here is the order:

·       December  1st         Jesse

·       December 2nd        Creation

·       December 3rd         The sins of Adam and Eve

·       December 4th         Noah and his Ark

·       December 5th         Abraham

·       December 6th         Sarah

·       December 7th         Isaac

·       December 8th         Jacob

·       December 9th         Joseph

·       December 10th       Moses

·       December 11th       Rehab

·       December 12th      Ruth

·       December 13th      Samuel and David

·       December 14th      David

·       December 15th     Prophets

·       December 16th     Jonah

·       December 17th     Elijah

·       December 18th     Esther

·       December 19th     Solomon

·       December 20th     Samuel

·       December 21st     John the Baptist

·       December 22nd    Mary

·       December 23rd    Joseph

·       December 24th    Mary

·       December 25th    Jesus

·       December 26th    The Holy Family

·       December 27th     Journey to Egypt

 

 

 

 

This article was published on Monday 05 October, 2009.



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