First, I have to say… combining the Jesse Tree with the Advent calendar, complete with chocolates, was probably the best idea that I’ve ever had. Today was a bit hectic and I completely forgot about the Jesse Tree… until my five-year-old reminded me that it was time for the next ornament and chocolate.
So! If you’re wondering how to get your kids excited about the Jesse Tree, combine it with chocolate!
Anyway! Remember how I said that last time, the next blog is going to get a bit dreamy?
Well, it is! Because today for our Jesse Tree reading, we are delving into Jacob’s life.
And so, here is the ornament for today:
So what is the scripture behind this ladder? Good question! Let’s take a closer look at it… along with plenty of religious art to accompany it, because of course you need more religious art in your life! 🙂
10Jacob departed from Beer-sheba and proceeded toward Haran. 11When he came upon a certain place, he stopped there for the night, since the sun had already set. Taking one of the stones at the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place.
12Then he had a dream: a stairway rested on the ground, with its top reaching to the heavens; and God’s angels were going up and down on it.
13And there was the LORD standing beside him and saying: I am the LORD, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you are lying I will give to you and your descendants.
14Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and through them you will spread to the west and the east, to the north and the south. In you and your descendants all the families of the earth will find blessing. 15I am with you and will protect you wherever you go, and bring you back to this land. I will never leave you until I have done what I promised you.
If today is all about dreams, then tomorrow is all about dreamers. One particular dreamer with an awesome coat, to be exact…