Jesse Tree – Day 5: Abram’s Journey

I did mention that this would be a shorter Jesse Tree devotional, right?

Well! This is the very beginning of the incredible journey of Abraham! And by very beginning, I mean that, during this scripture reading, he’s not even called Abraham… he is simply Abram.

Of course, this is only the beginning, and (spoiler alert!) we’re going to be delving into his story in the next couple of days. Still, this is where it all starts.

So, here’s the ornament that I made:

The ornament, set on a blanket of white, aka the blanket I am currently making for Baby #4. If you’re interested in crocheting this ornament, click here for a free pattern!

What is it? That’s a good question! I am pretty sure that it is a tent. After all, in Abram’s journey, he often had to pitch a tent where he wanted to stay. So, if you look through his story in the Old Testament, it talks over and over again about his tents. He and his retinue lived a very nomadic existence, after all! So, my best guess is that it’s a fancy looking tent.

But I digress!

Let’s look at the scripture, shall we?

The Departure of Abraham, by Jozsef Molnar, c. 1850. Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
The Departure of Abraham, by Jozsef Molnar, c. 1850. Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
Abraham on the Road to Canaan, by Pieter Lastman, c. 1614. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Abraham on the Road to Canaan, by Pieter Lastman, c. 1614. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Abraham Leaves Haran, by Francesco Il Bassano, c. 1560-62. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Abraham Leaves Haran, by Francesco Il Bassano, c. 1560-62. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

See? I told you it would be short!

As for tomorrow? WELL. Let’s just say that I am still madly searching up that subject because there is surprisingly little classic art on that particular scripture… eek.

On an unrelated note, shoes are OUT. We are ready for Saint Nicholas’s feast day tomorrow! 🙂

Karina Tabone

Karina Tabone is a wife, mother of four, author, blogger, and lover of Christian artwork. She's the author of the Illustrated Rosary series, which pairs every prayer of the Rosary with beautiful religious artwork. She likes also milkshakes, sunshine, and mystery novels. Follow her on Twitter at @illustr_prayer.

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