From the Manger to the Cross to the Resurrection. The Tree of Life grew to its full potential and the Word is fulfilled in Christ Jesus. The concept is that from the moment He was sent in swaddling clothes into the manger His path was predetermined. Every step He took from that moment on was leading to the cross. Once the life debt was paid, His resurrecting and return to the right hand of God is how we know He lives. The tree growing from out of the manger, represents the cross. The empty tomb with the angel standing on the stone, the resurrection.