Paid in Full

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Cheryl, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    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 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 hoped for...

    IF YOUR GIFT IS NOT PACKED THE WAY YOU WANT IT, IT'S BECAUSE IT IS
    BETTER PACKED THAT WAY! ALWAYS APPRECIATE LITTLE THINGS; THEY USUALLY
    LEAD YOU TO ATTACHMENTS!
     
  2. Big Nick

    Big Nick New Member

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    Good post! I bet that kid feels like a butthead!
     

  3. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    good one, cheryl......haven't seen it in awhile...glad you posted it :thumbsup:
     
  4. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Cheryl,

    That is Excellent!

    I'll forward it to our kids.
     
  5. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Excellent Post.

    Thank you
     
  6. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    :) Thanks! My niece in CA sent me that. She has a master's in nursing and lost her Mother last January. She came in this fall for the first time in about 30 years. We are becoming closer even over the distance. She sends a lot of good emails to me. I'll keep y'all in mind.
     
  7. Tellico00

    Tellico00 New Member

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    excellent Cheryl, it is good to see some of better ones being resent.

    Mike