Prophets and Kings

I am nearing the end of the production of the Jesse Tree. The descendants of Jesse are now complete and living on the tree. Here are some pictures of the cloth and paint pieces that were added to the fabric tree limbs

The Jesse Tree in our sanctuary at Bethany Lutheran holds within its branches, a few of the cast of characters from the Genealogy of Jesus. The diagram shows how they were imagined and includes Kings, prophets and even some of the women mentioned in Matthew’s genealogy.

At the very top of the tree, above Jesus, are seven doves representing the seven gifts of the spirit (or the seven churches), and relate to the prophecy – “The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him”   




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