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I wanted a car not a Bible!

Monday, October 03, 2011

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?
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