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Paid In Full

Paid In Full

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 beautifully wrapped gift box. Curious, and somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man's name embossed in gold.

Angry, he shouted at his father and said "with all your money, you give me a Bible?" and stormed out of the house.

Many years passed and the young man had become very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father now was getting old, and thought perhaps he should go see 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 gift-wrapped 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 wanted. 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 we can't see past our own desires?
Great story ajay . Oh how we waste our time in unforgivness ! I am so glad for the times of refreshing ! Mike :thumbs_up
Oh Wow ajay. . .thank you for your time in printing this. . .every letter is just wow . . may this story remind me in unpatient moments, GBU for sharing, peeps

that is a wonderful story and a true testament to how life can be.

we need to look beyond ourselves and at the life God wants us to live. we need to learn to live and love in the life our Father wants for us. we need to be the sons and daughters He desires us to be.

we need to also accept that He knows best. for when we try and live by our own judgements we live for ourselves only, yet when we allow Christ to dwell within us and His Spirit to guide us then and only then can we truly live a life of love as our Lord and Father has set forth for us.

'but i trust in You, o Lord;
i say, "You are my God"
my times are in Your hands'
Psalm 32:14-15

God bless

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This is just about as short n' sweet of a devotinal I've read in a while (but all are good).

This is so awesome! Thanks for sharing!
That is a great story Ajay. Thank you for posting it, I will remember to use that one day when I talk with the kids I work with.