Today's figure for the Jesse Tree is Isaac, long-awaited, promised son of Abrahan and Sarah. He is a "type" or prefigure of Christ, as a son offered in sacrifice by his father. He is also a "type" of all of us, saved by a ram, as we are saved by the Lamb. He then grew up to be the progenitor of two family lines, one of which led to Jesus.
Verses for today:
Genesis 21: 1 - 6 (and following)
Genesis 22 - 28 esp. ch 22
Luke 3: 34
Today's windows showed this picture that might make us wish for snow. We have rain today, and sons are asking where is the snow.
The other calendar had this storybook:
The clever tailor figured out how to get others to do his too-huge task for him, while he got the great reward and approbation for the accomplishment.Lesson: use your wits.
I hope to get Mary's pictures here soon. I hope to make some glass works today and have pictures of them. I hope we see what some of you are doing this season. I hope to get my Christmas letter finished and off soon, then three Christmas services prepared, plus all the other miscellaneous preparations awaiting attention.
This is from a pretty little Christmas book about the "Christrose" blooming in the Advent snow: