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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 and told him how proud he was to
have such a fine son. He also told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautifully wrapped gift

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 raised his voice to his father and said, “WITH ALL YOUR MONEY, YOU GIVE ME A BIBLE?” and he
stormed out of the house.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and a
wonderful family. He 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 go 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 Bible in the gift box 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,
Matthew 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 blessings because we can’t see past our own desires?

The author of this story is unknown.
It was sent to us by Pastor Gerald Moyer of Cornerstone Family Church in Rockledge, Florida.