LONG WALK PART OF GIFT
A missionary was teaching in Africa. Before Christmas he had explained to his native students how Christians, as an expression of their joy, give one another presents on Jesus’ birthday. On Christmas morning, one of the natives brought the missionary a seashell of lustrous beauty. When asked where he had discovered such an extraordinary shell, the native said that he had walked many miles to a certain bay, the only spot where such shells could be found.
“I think it was wonderful of you to travel so far to get this lovely gift for me,” the teacher exclaimed. The native, his eyes brightening, said, “Long walk part of gift.”