A Shoot from the Stump of Jesse

One of our Christmas traditions is to go over 25 names of Jesus, one on each day in December through Christmas Day. Each day we open up a drawer containing a small needle-felted ornament representing one of the names of Jesus. We hang the ornament on a small goose feather tree and read a portion of Scripture referencing that day's name.

I've decided to share our tradition with you. Each day I will post our new name, symbol and scripture.


Today's name of Jesus is "A Shoot from the Stump of Jesse"


There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.
And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him,
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and might,
the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD.
He shall not judge by what his eyes see,
or decide disputes by what his ears hear,
but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.
Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist,
and faithfulness the belt of his loins.
The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
and a little child shall lead them.
The cow and the bear shall graze;
their young shall lie down together;
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra,
and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den.
They shall not hurt or destroy
in all my holy mountain;
for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD
as the waters cover the sea.

- Isaiah 11:1-9


See all the Names of Jesus here.