Acts 25: 35 “… remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said , “It is more blessed to give than to receive”.
A very poor man lived with his wife.
One day, his wife, who had very long hair asked him to buy her a comb for her hair to grow well and to be well-groomed.
The man felt very sorry and said no. He explained that he did not even have enough money to fix the strap of his watch he had just broken.
She did not insist on her request.
The man went to work and passed by a watch shop. He went in and sold his damaged watch at a low price; then left and bought a comb for his wife.
He came home in the evening with the comb in his hand ready to give to his wife.
Surprised… he stared at his wife’s hair.
She had cut and sold her beautiful long hair. In her hand was a new watch band.
Tears flowed simultaneously from their eyes, not for the futility of their actions, but because they loved the each other more than they loved themselves.
~revised and edited by Streim~(original author unknown)
“God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.”