Scripture Passage: Luke 2:1-20
Key Points: Our savior was born- the God of the Universe came to earth as a baby. He left heaven, humbled himself and became a man, a baby. What a beautiful mystery! Did he think like a baby or did he remember heaven even as a babe? When he was a toddler, did he think simply like Caleb and Noah do, or did He think like a man, like God? He was fully man- so he was hungry, needed his diaper changed, cried when he was tired or hurting. But He was also fully God. Something so amazing and so mysterious. He came to earth as a baby- but He came as a baby born to die. He was born to take our sins upon Himself on the cross. He was our ransom, our redeemer- the shoot of Jesse's tree, promised by God since the fall- the reason we celebrate.
Symbol- Baby in cloths
Our finished Jesse Tree. We kept it on the piano and our nativity sat below it. God's word pointing us to His Son. Kinda cool.
I loved the Jesse Tree. I am so thankful to have found this tradition. The boys really enjoyed it and so did we. It was such a great way to keep us all focused on the Truth of Christmas. I can't wait to continue our new Christmas tradition!