What’s Love Got To Do With It? Pt. 1

    Acts 25: 35 “… remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said , “It is more blessed to give than to receive”.

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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.”
Billy Graham

6 thoughts on “What’s Love Got To Do With It? Pt. 1

  1. I first read this soon after becoming a Christian and was deeply touched. I had been a definite man hater for years but the Lord was showing me that not all men are the same. He showed me some good Christian couples who loved and respected each other.
    I am sure this story isn’t true, but it could be, and regardless it helped me to understand the real concept of love and marriage.


  2. Hi Stephanie. This story is called “The Gift of the Magi” and it was written by Honre’ de Balzac. Very beautiful story. Great to see you, and I hope you’re doing well. God bless you.


    • Thanks for letting us know the author. I id change it some… but when I read it, I just wept myself. This couple’s love is “agape”… putting another before oneself. Great to see you. I’m having some issues with my rotater cuff… see doc tomorrow. I pray I don’t need surgery… or I’ll be unable to write for a while. I have a very difficult time healing… so we will see what our Awesome God has in store for me.


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