“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 afford it he told him that was all he wanted.As graduation day approached,the young man awaited signs that his father has purchased the car…finally,on the morning of his graduation,his father called him into his private study.His father 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 the money you have you bought me a bible?’ and he 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.
But 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 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 sport car he had desired…on the tag was the date of his graduation and the words…..
PAID IN FULL
So brethren how many times do we miss God’s blessings because they are not packaged as we expected?If this touched your heart,do something about your behavior and make your priorities straight and work on your heart’s desires and be more appreciative.”
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