When Jesus was born in a lowly manger, there was no garland, no star for the tree, in fact, no decorations, because it wasn’t Christmas yet. The people may have celebrated a new year, but it was mostly turning the pages of time.
To me, garland is grand, sparkling, festive and very shiny. Jesus deserved this kind of entrance into the world, didn’t He? He was showered with expensive gifts from the three wise men, so perhaps that fills the void (for me)!
The real reason for the birth of this baby, was His destiny; He was born into greatness. He would not only walk among human beings for 33 years of His life, but He would save us, from an empty life, one filled with sin, strife and pain.
Thank you God, for the miracle of Jesus’s birth, His life on earth with us and the promise of eternal life with You. You are the garland on my tree!