H and I started it last year.
We have a Jesse Tree to count us down to Christmas. We’re starting tonight.
It’s not actually a tree. Just like my worry tree, it’s just metaphorical. But when we have kids, we’re definitely going to actually get a Jesse Tree & decorate it every day. Mom, my bro and I did it for a few years and loved it.
Every night H and I read scripture starting from creation, with highlights through the old testament, especially those prophesying about Jesus, all the way ’till Dec 25 when we read about Jesus’ birth. Last year (our first Christmas as man and wife) was so special. We missed a few readings here & there, so on Christmas day before we did anything, we read the last few days leading up to Jesus’ birth. Then we prayed. It was really special and an amazing time of worshiping the King.
This is one of my favourite times of the year – I love reading the bible with H, all snuggled up in bed. (k, maybe a little too much information here, people). I love going through the bible and seeing all those hints leading up to Christ. Just love it. It’s a great way to keep Jesus the focus at Christmas and to not get all wrapped up in the consumerism bs.
Tonight is Isaiah 11:1-10 – Christ will be from the root of Jesse.
If you wanna know more about it, go here: http://www.crivoice.org/jesse.html