Jesse Tree - November 29, 2020 - Day 1
2020 Advent Reflections for the Jesse Tree
About the Jesse Tree
The Jesse tree helps us connect the custom of decorating Christmas trees to the events leading to
Jesus’ birth. We adorn a Jesse tree with ornaments that represent the people, prophesies, and
events leading up to the birth of Jesus.
Sunday, November 29 (First Sunday of Advent)
But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. Isaiah 11:1
The first Jesse Tree symbol is a dove, reminding us of the peace and harmony of
creation as God intended. You can read the full story of Jesse in Isaiah 11:1-10 and
David in 1 Samuel 16:1-13. Jesse is the father of David, beginning a line of
descendants that will lead to Jesus, the Messiah.