I have my ornaments done for the first eight days and my devotions done for tonight. I will try to get the rest of the week's devotions up tomorrow morning. My brain did not want to rhyme today. . .so I need to come back to the devotions tonight. If you missed the Introduction to the Jesse Tree you can click here. Some busy families do a week of stories in one family time sitting per week. With little ones, it is easier to do one per day.
I made our ornaments out of Sculpey clay and baked them per the instructions. Here is a picture of how they turned out.
Day One: Dove
Day Two: Apple Tree
Day Three: Rainbow
Day Four: Field of Stars
Day Five: Ram
Day Six: Ladder
Day Seven: Coat
Day Eight: Burning Bush
Day One: Creation
God created the Heavens and Earth.
In the Beginning before anyone’s birth.
The earth was empty, wet and dark,
The Spirit of God hovered before making a mark.
God spoke and said, “Let there be light”.
He called the light day and the dark He called night.
God separated the waters and the sky along the way,
This completed the second day.
The waters were over all that God could see,
He created land with vegetation for you and me.
Before the fourth day was done,
God created the stars, moon and the sun.
The skies were filled with birds of air,
The waters had fish swimming everywhere.
Five Days were completed, but He was not done,
Earth had no animals or people, not even one.
So the sixth day God was busy filling the land,
With all of the animals and one special man.
In God’s image he was created at birth.
Adam’s job from God was to rule over the earth,
God looked at all He had created from where He stood,
And he said that “it was very good.”
The seventh day came and God knew He was done,
He blessed this day and made it the Sabbath one.
Read Genesis 1:1-2:3
After the devotion we will hang the Dove ornament on the tree. While we are reading the scripture, our littlest one will have these pictures to color. (She needs a little distraction so she sits still and is quiet). If you have little ones you could just have them color these pictures while you talk to them about God's Creation. You can save all of the pictures and put them into a 3-ring binder as a reminder of the Jesse Tree.