Now I think that ivy is a very attractive plant. It keeps its colour all year, thus brightening many a dull day. It has various colours in its leaves, thus providing change from monotony. It is beautiful, but deadly.
The only thing I have to offer back to God is what He gave me through His gift of salvation and His Spirit. I can’t take any credit for who I am; I must give God all the glory. I have no reason to be proud.
The supreme example of patience, is God Himself. It is because of God’s patient love that prevents the world from being destroyed. It is because of God’s patient love that He allows time for men to be saved .
God has given the greatest love-letter telling of His love for all mankind. Imagine if they should never receive it! The great proposal of God’s love for the sinner’s happiness is an offer to be with God together, forever, and ever and ever.
So we now remember at this time of the year, The birth of Christ the Saviour and all He came to bear. He grew up into manhood - --- died upon a cross of shame, He gave His life a ransom - --- glory to His name.