How many times do we miss God's blessings

csaibaba's picture

Average: 4.8 (4 votes)

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 rose his voice to 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 was very successful in
business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but
realised his father 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 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 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 we can't seepast our own desires

madan_gautam's picture

Its true

Wonderful description of our possession of thoughts and desires.
It is happening every day with the human beings.We are not able to find out the true love,guidance and path as we are preoccupied with our self projections(false one) & if some body try to show the reality,then we do not accept it.
The conclusion of the post (as per me)is that one should go in deep & deep and should not stop at just the entrance/starting point,as there is much hidden treasurer behind it and it is unlimited and beyond our imaginations.
The problem is that once we achieve something,then we start feeling that we have achieved every thing and there is nothing left to achieve,but it is the ignorance and arrogance and then we miss the treasurer.

madan_gautam | Thu, 01/29/2009 - 16:06
anony17's picture


such a lovely story...
Thank you,
Love and Blessings,

anony17 | Thu, 01/29/2009 - 16:22
joy's picture


And I think it would have still have some beauty even without the father happening to had bought him the car.

joy | Thu, 01/29/2009 - 17:10