Life In Death

It is a most remarkable fact that the most beautiful bird in the world has been known to build its nest in the most deadly tree in creation. The humming bird or birds of Paradise build their nest and live on the poison of the deadly manchineel. What a connection! The most deadly tree to the Son of Man was the Cross, yet it is the life of all the sons of Paradise. It is life in death. Sin is an awful poison. Christ on the tree of death drank the terrible fruit of the curse. Now every son of Paradise builds his hopes upon it, and finds the strength of his life in it. We live by faith upon the Son of God (Gal_2:20).