What is the Jesse Tree?
The Jesse tree represents Jesus' family tree. The name is taken from Isaiah 11:1, in which Jesus is referred to as a shoot coming up from the stump of Jesse, the father of David.
The ornaments on the Jesse tree tell of Jesus' ancestors, and of the events leading to Jesus' birth.
Excerpted from 'Advent and Lent Activities for Children' with permission of Twenty-Third Publications.