As Graduation Day approached, d young man awaited signs that his father had purchased d car. Finally, on d morning of his graduatn, his father called him into his private study. He told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, how much he loved him. He handed him a beautifully wrapped gift box.
Curious, and somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with his name embossed in gold. Angry, he raised his voice to his father and said, "With all ur money, u give me a Bible?" and stormed out of d house.
Many years passed and d young man was very successful in biz. 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 on, and willed all of his possessions to him, He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.
When he arrived at his father's house, a sudden feeling of sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father's important papers and saw the still gift-wrapped Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened d 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 Hime?"
As he read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. It has a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On d tag was d date of his graduation and d words PAID IN FULL.
HOW MANY TIMES DO WE MISS GOD'S BLESSINGS BECAUSE WE CAN'T SEE PAST OUR OWN DESIRES?
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