The idea for a Jesse Tree is based on Isaiah 11:1, "A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit." Simply put, it is a way to lead children through stories in the Bible that show the redemptive plan God had for his people from the very beginning of creation. (Hint: It's Jesus). Each story has an ornament that corresponds and that is where the tree comes in. Each day, you read/tell the story and hang the corresponding ornament on the tree.