children (almost 5, 3, and 1). Something that they will comprehend and remember. I've done various devotions with the kids (some that we started but never finished). This year I'm going to try doing a Jesse Tree. I've heard of it, but I learned more about it in depth from Erica from Confessions of a Homeschooler. She explains the Jesse Tree:
The Jesse Tree gets it’s name from Isaiah 11:1-2 “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest upon Him.”
The main Branch is a Biblical sign of the expected coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ and the faithfulness of God. The other branches of the tree represent a piece of the stories that make up the whole story of God’s relationship with His people. As we read through the stories we see God’s people awaiting the coming of the Messiah. Similar to how we anxiously wait through each day of December in anticipation of celebrating the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ.
This is a great hands on way to teach the story of Jesus, to those young and old! If you want to find a copy of Erica's Jesse tree you can go to her website and download it!
What are you and your family doing to remember the story of Jesus this advent season?