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Friday, June 27, 2008

The Best Gift Ever

I got this meme from pretty friend Retchie1. Thanks so much for everything my friend.

Friendly Rules:

1. Simply copy the inspirational story and in the end write down the lesson you have learned out from this.
2. Put your own blog name and link. Pass or tag this to your friends to inspire them.
3. Start copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy” to your blog.--- The Best Gift Ever ---

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...

How many times do we miss God's blessing 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 hoped for...


End Copy

Lesson I learned: (Write here what your learned)

Whoaaaaaah! I almost fell into the ground. I've learned so much lesson from reading this story. This story reminds me of who and what I am. I usually expect and looks for material gifts given to me. Now, as I read it- It made me realize that material gifts is not that much important than the love, support and care your family has given you.

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I want to share this meme to:

Lovellegen, Karen, Marie, Thingstothinkabout and Xiaomaime

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