The Best Gift Ever Story

June 30, 2008

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Oh I read this story at Hailey’s Beats and Bits and HAD to keep the ball rolling. What an incredible story!

— The Best Gift Ever —

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 blessing 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…

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6 Responses to “The Best Gift Ever Story”

  1. rebecca Says:

    that just gave me goosebumps, it was awesome, thanks for sharing!! I tell my kids that they will lose whatever blessings they don’t show appreciation for…

  2. Hamida Says:

    Thank you. That was a wonderful story. I would like to put it on my blog too. It brought tears to my eyes. Yes what I have now is definitely among the things I only hoped for.

  3. Deb Says:

    Goosebumps is the right word. I’d like to pass this on to my blog, also. May I if I give credit to Hailey and to you?

  4. mommyandmeboutique Says:

    This is a very poignant story; I would love to keep it going by placing it on my blog. Thank you. C

  5. Suburban Survivalist Says:

    Wow, what a great tale, with a great life lesson. This is the first post I have read on your blog, and wasn’t what I was expecting for a Frugalite forum… but I will be sure to keep reading.

  6. Rebecca Says:

    I like the story a lot, too. šŸ˜€ Please pass it on!

    Suburban Survivalist, welcome! Yes, I run a very unique establishment here, lol. I do a bit of everything– reviews, views, and etc. Thanks for visiting!