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A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealerís 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 beautifully wrapped gift box.

Curious, and somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young manís name embossed in gold. Angry, he rose his voice to his father and said ďwith all your money, you give me a Bible?Ē and stormed out of the house.

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 needed to come home immediately and take care of things.

When he arrived at his fatherís house, a sudden feeling of sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his fatherís important papers and saw the still gift-wrapped 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, ďAnd 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?Ē

As he read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a tag with the dealerís 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 Godís blessings because we canít see past our own desires?

Lord, help us to continue to see what you do for us everyday! Let us never take for granted the many blessings you already bestow upon us. Praise you Jesus!
Posted By: Elder Lily Jenkins
Friday, October 24th 2008 at 5:50PM
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What a wonderful share...
Thanks Lily there is a blessing in this message. I enjoyed it truly.

Continue to be blessed and pass the blessings on!
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Saturday, October 25th 2008 at 12:57AM
TaNisha Gray Juisee Da Queen
What a beautiful story. Very inspiring.
Saturday, October 25th 2008 at 9:45PM
Pamela Adams
Bless you Lily!!!
Sunday, October 26th 2008 at 1:51PM
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