Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Tree of Jesse

Amanda from Outside the Box Design Studio has a wonderful project for December.  It's called The Tree of Jesse and here is what Amanda wrote about it and here is the link at GoDigitalScrapbooking:

The Tree of Jesse is a hybrid kit. It is very unique and special. It is for families to use around the dinner table, or in family times to remember the life of Christ and His heritage. Here is some background;
The passage in Isaiah, 11:1 is: "There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. Jesus is the "shoot of Jesse".
In the New Testament the lineage of Jesus is traced by two of the Gospel writers, Matthew and Luke. Luke describes the "generations of Christ" in Chapter 3 of Luke's Gospel, beginning with Jesus himself and tracing backwards through his "earthly father" Joseph all the way to Adam.
Matthew's Gospel opens with the words: "The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham".[3] With this beginning Matthew makes clear Jesus' whole lineage: He is of God's chosen people, by his descent from Abraham, and he is the "shoot of Jesse" by his descent from Jesse's son, King David.

There is a Tree to cut out, and then each ornament is significantly related to Christ's lineage and events in His own life. 

1 comment:

  1. Is there any place I can purchase this kit. Would be ideal for my great-grandchildren to do before Easter this year (2013). I went to the link but said (not found). Thank you.