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May 22, 2006, Herald Journal

The hidden gift


It has been known to man kind, that when God finished making the world, he wanted to leave behind a piece of his own divinity, a spark of his essence, a promise to man of what he could become–with effort.

It was also known that God looked for a place to hide this precious gift. He explained, what man could find too easily, would never be valued by him. This became a very valued question, and curiosity emerged from all around.

“He would have had to hid e this gift on one of the highest mountain peaks on earth,” on said. Another said, “No, I don’t think that, for man is an adventuresome creature, and he would soon learn to

climb the highest mountain peak.”

Another one softly spoke, “Maybe he hid this great gift in the depths of the earth.”

They all thought for a moment, and then one responded, “I think not, for man will one day discover that he can dig into the deepest parts of the earth.”

Another one questioned, “How about in the middle of the ocean?” The answer again became, “no, because he gave man a brain to build huge ships, and they have already crossed the mightiest ocean.”

“Where then?” They all turned to one another in question.

A gentleman, overhearing the conversation, slowly walked over to the crowd. He removed his hat and set it aside.

His head slowly went to a downward, reverent, position. He then took his right hand, placed it over his heart, and respectfully replied. “He hid the precious gift where every man and woman would be able to find it –if they looked sincerely, and deeply enough. He hid the precious gift in their heart.”

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