Jesse Tree – Day 24: Jesus!!!

It’s Christmas Eve! So let’s dive right in and think about that little baby born in Bethlehem, Jesus Christ!

First, the ornament:

Little Jesus! Crochet pattern is here, just in case you’re interested in making your own!

It’s supposed to be Jesus, wrapped up in swaddling.

Now, let’s get right to the story!

The Nativity of Christ

NABRE

Luke 2

4And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, 5to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.

Detail from Portinari Altarpiece depicting the Journey of Bethlehem, by Hugo van der Goes, c. 1475–78. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy.
Detail from Portinari Altarpiece depicting the Journey of Bethlehem, by Hugo van der Goes, c. 1475–78. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy.

NABRE

Luke 2

6While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

The Nativity with the Prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel, by Duccio di Buoninsegna, c. 1308-11. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., United States.
The Nativity with the Prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel, by Duccio di Buoninsegna, c. 1308-11. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., United States.

NABRE

Luke 2

8 Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. 9The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear.

Benjamin-Gerritsz. Cuyp, Annunciation to the Shepherds, by Benjamin-Gerritsz. Cuyp, after 1633. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, United States. Via IllustratedPrayer.com
Annunciation to the Shepherds, by Benjamin-Gerritsz. Cuyp, c. 1633. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, United States.

NABRE

Luke 2

10The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.

The Annunciation to the Shepherds, by Jules Bastien Lepage, c. 1875. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
The Annunciation to the Shepherds, by Jules Bastien Lepage, c. 1875. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

One last Jesse Tree reading to officially ring in Christmas tomorrow!

In the meantime, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

Karina Tabone

Karina Tabone is a wife, mother of three, 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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