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


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There is great peace and joy in knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. I am blessed to serve our Heavenly Father through Him. Everyday is a new day to share the the glorious Gospel message of grace and forgiveness; the blessings of hope; the Father God's eternal promises; and the importance of living daily in the will of God according to the Scriptures, especially now with the world in chaos and uncertainty. My life before I asked God to forgive me of all my sin through the blood of Jesus Christ and I repented (turned away from it); was one of utter selfishness in all aspects of my life. I partied, I lived for ME and only me! Now, I live for Him, with great joy daily. I want to share the Gospel, encourage other sisters/brothers in Christ through prayer and do as He leads by the faith He's given through His abundant grace! Read more on my "About Me" page at my site.

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.


    1. 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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