There are lots of ways to use a Lent tree. Last year a very dear friend of ours sent us this picture of some paper grapes with Rachel's name on the back. She told me that their family was praying for Rachel and for us every day through Lent. They printed out other Easter related pictures, hung them on their tree and used them to pray for people. This inspired me to do something similar this year. Except, instead of putting them on our tree, we are going to put them on our wall. And last night we started with Rachel. We thanked God for her. We asked God to give her a kiss for us. Dave asked Jesus to hold her like he always used to hold Rachel. Thank-you God for being our Shepherd.....
(and for The Lamb who takes away the sin of the world...)
I found another idea for our Lent tree on this blog: Babe of My Heart You read a different story/scripture each day and then hang an ornament that corresponds to what you read. I only made the tree on Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday....so I didn't have the ornaments. I was happy to find another site where someone found all the corresponding pictures to the above blog and they are easy to print out! This is the site for the pictures...a mustard seed journey
Ann Voskamp also has a beautiful idea for the lent tree as well. This is the site: Making Easter Tree Trail to Nail Tree. With Devotionals and pictures to hang. I think it covers the last ten days before Easter. I just wanted to start earlier but I really like what she does too.
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