Thursday, May 29, 2008


A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many
months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealers 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.

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 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 dealers name, the same dealer who had the sports
car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the

How many times do we miss God's blessings because they are not
packaged as we expected? If this touched your heart, please pass it


Unknown said...


Unknown said...

Wow....i enjoyed this story...ty so much for sharing