Easter Message

Graduation..

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, told him how

proud he was to have such a fine son, and how much he loved him. He handed

him a beautifully wrapped gift box.

Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and

found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with his name embossed

in gold.

Angrily, he raised his voice to his father and said,”With all your money

you give me a Bible?” He stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible behind.

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. He 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

him. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.

When he arrived at his father’s house, sadness and regret filled his heart.

He began to search through his father’s important documents

and saw the Bible, new,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 words…

PAID IN FULL.

How many times do we miss God’s blessings because they are not packaged

as we expected?

Thx for the message MOM

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