ETERNITY-Trefoil. Before anything was made, God existed as three in one.
CREATION- Star. God made the world and everything in it.
ADAM & EVE- Apple. Reminds us of the fall and our need for a Savior.
MOSES-Stone Tablets. The Ten Commandments. God's covenant with Israel.
PASSOVER-Lamb. God's faithfulness to deliver his people from bondage in Egypt.
Also depicts Jesus, our Passover Lamb.
DAVID-Shepherd's Staff and/or Crown. David, the shepherd boy who became a king.
ANGEL-An Angel announces the birth of Messiah.
EPIPHANY OR NATAL STAR-The wise men followed the star that led to the King.
BIRTH OF JESUS- Manger
JESUS' BAPTISM-A Water Jug. John The Baptist used water to baptize Jesus.
JESUS' ANOINTING-Dove. The dove descended on Jesus, marking the beginning of his earthly ministry.
JESUS, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD- Candle
JESUS IS THE VINE-We are the branches.
JESUS- Chi-Rho Symbol- Early Christians used the first two letters of the Greek word,
XPICTOC, as a secret sign meaning 'Christ'.
LAST SUPPER- Chalice. The wine symbolizes his blood, to cleanse our sins.
CRUCIFIXION- The Cross. Jesus' death, our redemption.
HEART-The heart depicts that God so loved the world that he gave his only Son.
RESURRECTION- Lightning Bolt. Lightning depicts God's awesome power to raise Jesus
from the dead!
PENTECOST- Tongues of Fire
THE CHURCH- Key
FISH- "Fishers of men". Go into all the world and preach the
HEAVEN-Crown. He shall reign forever and ever.
Other symbols may be added to your Jesse Tree. Use your creativity to design more
ornaments that tell the story of Jesus, the 'branch' that would bear fruit!
Two more must-have Christmas resources are Chrismon
and Journey to the Manger.