Jesus Tree: Journey to the Cross with Jesus Through Lent
During Advent we offered the “Jesse Tree” that took you on a journey from Creation to the Christ. For Lent, we will be offering you the “Journey to the Cross.” These daily readings will begin with Christ’s birth and walk you through Jesus’ life to his eventual persecution, death, and resurrection. Below is a harmony of the gospels as you read through the story of Jesus and his life.
For each day we have also included a suggested symbol that you may choose to recreate to help visually guide you and your family through this season of Lent. Here are some ideas on how to display….
- Glue a magnet or a thumb tack to the back. Use with a Lent calendar or create a design, using scrapbook paper in the shape of tree or road.
- Hang from a tree, branch, wreath, or garland—glue a ribbon or a jewelry bail finding to the back for hanging.
- Use a simple table runner, or place sand from the craft store onto a tray and use the symbols to make a path to the cross, or a spiral shape.
Day 1, February 10th- Ash Wednesday
Day 2, February 11th- Jesus Growing Up
Day 3, February 12th- Baptism by John
Day 4, February 13th- Temptation in the Desert
Day 1, February 14th- Miracle at Cana
Day 2, February 15th- Great Catch of Fish
Day 3, February 16th- Call of Disciples
Day 4, February 17th- Beautitudes
Day 5, February 18th- Widow’s Son
Day 6, February 19th- Good Samaritan
Day 7, February 20th- Mary and Martha
Day 1, February 21st- The Lord’s Prayer
Day 2, February 22nd- Woman at the Well
Day 3, February 23rd- The Centurion’s Servant
Day 4, February 24th- Calming the Storm
Day 5, February 25th- Healing the Paralyzed
Day 6, February 26th- Raising of Jairus’ Daughter
Day 7, February 27th- Healing
Day 1, February 28th- Healing at the Pool
Day 2, February 29th- Withered Hand
Day 3, March 1st- Feeding Crowds
Day 4, March 2nd- Walks on Water
Day 5, March 3rd- Keys to Heaven
Day 6, March 4th- Transfiguration
Day 7, March 5th- The Little Children
Day 1, March 6th- Good Shepherd
Day 2, March 7th- Prodigal Son
Day 3, March 8th- Rich Man and Lazarus
Day 4, March 9th- 10 Lepers
Day 5, March 10th- Young, Rich Man
Day 6, March 11th- Cast the First Stone
Day 7, March 12th- Healing Blind, Near Jericho
Day 1, March 13th- Lazarus
Day 2, March 14th- Zacchaeus
Day 3, March 15th- Palm Sunday – Entry into Jerusalem
Day 4, March 16th- Render Unto Caesar….
Day 5, March 17th- Widow’s Mite
Day 6, March 18th- Anointing of Jesus
Day 7, March 19th- Bargain of Judas
Day 1, March 20th- Washing of Feet
Day 2, March 21st- Last Supper
Day 3, March 22nd-Garden and Betrayal
Day 4, March 23rd-Denial
Day 5, March 24th- Crowned
Day 6, March 25th-Crucifixion
Day 7, March 26th- Burial of Jesus
Day 1, March 27th- Hallelujah! He is Risen!
Day 2, March 28th- Appearance in the Garden
Day 3, March 29th- Road to Emmaus