"... they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasurer chests, they
offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh" (Matthew 2:11). This verse speaks of
great generosity. I recently read again about the extreme and excessive generosity that
was evident when a customer left a tip of $10,000 for Cindy Kienow in Hutchinson,
Kansas. She had faithfully served him for three years. The meal he ordered was only $26.
What an amazing display of extreme generosity.
Henry Vandyke tells his story of "The Other Wise Man" also a man of wealth and high
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The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.
“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.