Sunday, 9 October 2011

We miss God's blessings!

    A young man was getting ready to graduate 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. Angrily, he raised his voice at his father and
    said, "With all your money you give me a Bible?" and stormed out of the
    house, leaving the holy book.

    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 things.

    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 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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