Branch from Jesse
Read: Isaiah 11:1-10
Special verse: The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. – Isaiah 11:6
Discuss: Do you remember from yesterday that one of the names Jesus would be called is Prince Of Peace? Here the Prophet Isaiah tells of the perfect peace Jesus will bring. What else do you think Jesus will make perfect? This passage starts by mentioning the stump of Jesse. Have you ever seen a family tree? There are more than 40 generations between Jesse and Jesus. Mary, who we will read about tomorrow, is a descendant of Jesse. Isaiah wrote these promises about Jesus more than 700 years before Jesus was born. The story of Jesus is very long!
Week 1 Craft: See instructions on how to make a colorful votive holder here. We recommend using a battery operated tea light for younger kids.