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Don't Judge a Situation too Quickly

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Don’t Judge a situation too quickly




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 knows that 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, 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.


Angry 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 behind.


Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and a wonderful family, but realised 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 call telling him that his father had passed away, and that he left 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 new Bible that his father left him years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. As he did this, 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 Spirit’s blessings and answers to our prayers because they do not arrive exactly as we have expected?

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