Jesse Tree Ornaments (Download) - Sister Servants of the Eternal Word
In our life as Sister Servants, we can attest to how a renewed study of Salvation History completely changes the way we approach Christmas. The tradition of the Jesse Tree does just that. Each day of December, the child or family reads about one part of Salvation History leading up to the birth of the Savior. Often the Jesse Tree is a dead tree branch symbolizing Isaiah's prophecy of the shoot that will spring up from the stump of Jesse (Is 11:1). Though this tree (or branch) looks dead, it is the instrument God will use to bring forth a curious sequence of events, making way for the greatest of all. Familiarity with the ups and downs of Israel--their hopes and failures, God's promises and the Chosen People's anticipation--gives us a greater appreciation of God's great gift of His own Son at Christmas.
This is a downloadable PDF of a set of Jesse Tree ornaments created by the Sister Servants. There are 25 different scenes. Also included is a list of recommended Scripture passages for reflection and instructions for assembling the ornaments.
Note: This is a download for a DIY project and not a physical item to purchase.