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.rika
22nd Jul 2007, 12:05
THE GIFT

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 well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. As
Graduation Day approached, the young man awai ted 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 beautifully 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. 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 need ed 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 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? I trust you enjoyed this.

rhope016
22nd Jul 2007, 19:11
wow...nice story...kakatouch...:weep:di man lang nya na-appreciate nung una...

.rika
30th Jul 2007, 12:30
oo nga eh.. kawawa naman ung dad niya.