Wednesday, December 05, 2007


This was sent to me by another misplaced Michigan lady that was in Bible study when we all were back in Michigan. I thought I would pass it on to all that read this blog.


A young man was getting ready to graduate from college.
For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in
a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well
afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. As Graduation
Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father
had purchased the car.

Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called
him into his private study. His father told him how proud he
was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved
him. He handed his son a beautiful wrapped gift box.

Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened
the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young
man's name embossed in gold. Angrily, he raised his voice to his
father and said, "With all your money you give me a Bible?
And stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in
business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but
realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should
go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day.

Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram
telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his
possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately
and take care of things.

When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and
regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father's
important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left
it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn
the pages. His father had carefully underlined a verse,
Matt 7:11, "And if ye, being evil know how to give good gifts to
your children, how much more shall your Heavenly father which
is in heaven, give to those who ask Him?"

As he read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the
Bible. It had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who
had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of
his graduation, and the words...PAID IN FULL.

How many times do we miss God's blessings because they are
not packaged as we expected?

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