Touching Life Story

A friend forwarded to me this message a long time ago, I remember being gripped by sadness after reading it, but the valuable lessons we all can learn from this story are worth pondering upon....

A young man was getting ready to graduate 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. Angrily, he raised his voice at his father and said, "With all your money, you give me a Bible?" and stormed out of the house, leaving the holy book.

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 things.

When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search 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. As he read those words, a car key dropped from an envelope taped behind 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?

- Author Unknown -


JOYCE ni JEAN said...

What a story! It touches my hungry soul and tired heart. Thanks i've found this blog. More power and God bless

Shantharam Shenoy K said...

hey really touching story..i practically had goosebumps...thanx for sharing this

Gina said...

I love the moral of the story ...

I found your blog thru Wifely Steps when you commented on the Weekly Soiree.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love this story! It moves me. Thanks for sharing...

dropping have a nice site!

Mariz said...

@ Joyce, Shanthu, Gina, EV

Thanks for the comments guys! Yup, this really is a moving story. This is one of the very few forwarded emails I found worth keeping. This story reminds me as well of the amazing love parents have for their children...much patterned after God's love for all of us.

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