FATHER, I WANTED A CAR, NOT A BIBLE

Forwarded message From: Carol Z
Date: 10 September 2014 23:04
Subject: FATHER, I WANTED A CAR, NOT A BIBLE

Here’s a great message from a team member in Arizona. Thought it would bless you and give you proper perspective on things.
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> Hi Everyone,
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> I thought this would be nice to receive today. Such a troubled world we live in and we need to take time and give it to God through praise.
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> Thanks so much.
> God bless
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> Jim
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>>> A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months
>>> he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealers 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, told him how proud he was to
>>> have such a fine son, and how much he loved him. He handed him a
>>> beautifully wrapped gift box.
>>>
>>> Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and
>>> found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with his name embossed in gold.
>>> Angrily, he raised his voice to his father and said, "With all your money
>>> you give me a Bible?" He stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible behind.
>>>
>>> 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. He thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that
>>> graduation day. But before he could make arrangements, he received a
>>> telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his
>>> possessions to him. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.
>>>
>>> When he arrived at his father’s house, sadness and regret filled his heart.
>>> He began to search through his father’s important documents and saw
>>> the Bible, new, 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 dealers 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?
>>>
>>> If this touched your heart, please pass it on!!
>>>
>>> Please read before you go home or you are at home already, read this to the end.
>>>
>>> My name is God. You hardly have time for me. I love you and always bless
>>> you. I am always with you. I need you to spend 30mins of your time with Me
>>> today. Don’t pray. Just praise.
>>>
>>> Today I want this message across the world before midnight. Will you
>>> help? Please do not cut it and I’ll help you with something that you are in
>>> need of. Just dare Me! A blessing is coming your way. Please drop
>>> everything and pass it on. Don’t break this chain.
>>>
>>> Send this to 14 friends in 10mins. The Clock Starts Now!

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