Wednesday, February 27, 2013


A young man was getting
ready to graduate college. For
many months he had admired
a beautiful sports car in a
showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he
him that was all he wanted. As Graduation Day
approached, the young man
signs that his father had
purchased the car. Finally, on
the morning of his graduation his
father called him into his
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
a beautiful wrapped gift box. Curious, but somewhat
disappointed the young man
opened the box and found a
lovely, leather-bound Bible.
he raised his voice at his father and said, "With all your money
give me a Bible?" and stormed
out of the house, leaving the
book. Many years passed and the
young man was very
successful in
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
passed away, and willed all of
his possessions to his son. He needed to come home
immediately and take care
When he arrived at his father's
house, sudden sadness and
regret filled his heart. He began to search 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. As he read those words, a car key
dropped from an envelope
taped behind 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
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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