Jesse Tree – 18th Day of Advent

The history of the Jesse Tree during the Advent season dates back to the Middle Ages. The tradition finds its origin in the verse from Isaiah 11:1, “A shoot will grow up from the stump of Jesse”, promising the Messiah and God’s salvation of the Hebrew people from their political enemies.

Each day throughout the season of Advent, an ornament will be placed on leaf-less tree branch, representing part of the Biblical story from the beginning of creation through to the birth of Jesus. As each ornament is added, the story will be told.

You can read the full scripture referenced with each video and share a prayer with your family and friends.

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