The following story was sent to me by a friend of mine. It is so true!
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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 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 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

How many times do we miss God’s blessings because they are not packaged as
we expected? If this touched your heart, please pass it on. May God’s
blessings touch your life always