The season of Advent began Sunday, Nov. 28.
The Jesse Tree, usually put up for Advent, is like Jesus’ family tree. Its name comes from Jesse, the father of King David, both of whom were ancestors of Jesus.
On the tree, we hand draw pictures of symbols that are connected to important people in the Old Testament, showing us how long they waited for a king. Jesus is the King who God promised to send, and the Jesse Tree reminds us of God’s promise as we wait for the birth of Christ.