In the parable of the “Pearl of Great Price,” Jesus told of a man who sold everything to purchase something highly valuable. In China, a woman named Yip and her family also found something valuable – God’s Word.
To allow Yip to study the Bible and to teach others, her family sold their most valuable possession, their water buffalo. This was no small decision. Yip and family are farmers, and their water buffalo was the “tractor” that helped plow their fields. The buffalo’s milk also helped put food on the family’s table. But they were willing to sell this valuable animal so Yip could have something even greater – an expanded knowledge of God’s Word.