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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Day Three - Jesse Tree Advent Calendar Christmas Countdown

Today is December 3, that means it's time for Jesse Tree Day 3.

Jesse Tree Day 3 Ornament - Rainbow over an ark, as in Noah's Ark.

Jesse Tree Day 3 Scriptures - Genesis 5-9 - The account of Noah's Ark

Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The scripture in regard to the promised covenant represented in the rainbow - Joshua 23:14 - "And now I am about to go the way of all the earth, and you know in your hearts and souls, all of you, that not one thing has failed of all the good things that the Lord your God promised concerning you; all have come to pass for you, not one of them has failed."

The Jesse Tree ties together the Old and New Testament readings by explaining the result of sin is death. Mankind had become so evil that God was about to destroy them (death). There was one man, however, who was faithful - Noah! Because of his righteousness and faithfulness, God provided a way for this man to be saved from the destruction that was about to take place. He instructed Noah how to build an ark (a big boat) that would save him, his family & animals from the destructive waters that would flood the earth. God, then sent a rainbow to signify His promise to never destroy the entire earth again with a flood. There have been floods since the time of Noah's Ark, but none have covered and destroyed the entire earth such as this one did. God has been true to his promise (rainbow).

In the Old Testament, the ark was what literally saved Noah's life. In the New Testament, that same kind of salvation comes from the Messiah, Jesus in a spiritual form.

1 comment:

  1. It's been a long time since I've seen a Jesse tree. We had one at the Catholic school I attended when I was a kid. This is such a great idea!