Lent will be halfway over on March 12. Half. Way. I seriously just rolled up our Advent calendar. Have you thought about how you are doing with your commitments? I know I tend to stay on course more easily when I have tangible things to use as tools. I’m working my way through the Blessed is She Lenten Journal, and I also contacted Jesse Tree Treasures on Etsy about their Jesus Tree.
What It Is:
“The Jesus Tree is a daily family devotional tool to observe the days of Lent. Follow this devotion through Jesus life, whether during Lent or any time of the year.
What is Included:
“47 disks for the 40 days of Lent and 7 Sundays, and 10 days to walk from Ascension to Pentecost. We have also included 7 bonus disks, including various holy days. Sort the ornaments by color to coordinate the weeks according to the enclosed card. Included is a chart listing the stories from each of the gospels to assist in devotion.”
How They Work:
Easy. During each day of Lent, draw the corresponding coin and read the Bible passage suggested. Since Lent is, date-wise, an ever changing season, a set in stone calendar is difficult to pin down. This method allows you to track the days of Lent in a meaningful way, but also lets you reuse the calendar each year to create a tradition for your family.
How to Use:
There wooden coins can just be drawn and returned to their pouch each day. They can also be made into magnets, ornaments or any other way you can dream up to display.
I might be biased, but I feel these are great for young kids who don’t have a concept of time. We have a tangible way to count the days of Lent while learning about the life of Jesus.
Where to Buy:
Jesse Tree Treasures on Etsy