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Subject: Beautiful!
Date Posted: 9/12/2007 7:47 AM ET
Member Since: 6/27/2007
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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 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 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. 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 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. Pass it on to others. Do not >spoil what > you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now >have > was once among the things you only hope. > >
Date Posted: 9/12/2007 5:49 PM ET
Member Since: 7/23/2007
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Susan, this is SOOO true.  To bad more people didn't open the book to find that all they really need or could ever want, is among the pages.

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 6:19 PM ET
Member Since: 6/27/2007
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I agree the Bible holds all lifes anwsers!