A young man was getting ready to graduate 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. Angrily, he raised his voice at his father and said, “With all your money you give me a Bible?” and stormed out of the house, leaving the holy book.
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 things. When he arrived at his father’s house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart.
He began to search 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. As he read those words, a car key dropped from an envelope taped behind 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 they are not packaged as we expected?
God be Praised!
RUNNING TIPS: Want to improve your body’s ability to use oxygen? Try a fartlek workout that alternate fast and slow running every 30 seconds. Warm up with 15 minutes of easy running. Run your hard 30 seconds at a pace you can maintain for 6 minutes, then run 30 seconds half as fast. Repeat 15 to 20 times, then cool down for 5 to 10 minutes.
EXPOSING THE WORKS OF DARKNESS: The American Church Of Satan in San Francisco USA is fanatically dedicated to curses, black magic and self indulgence. A tombstone serves as a coffee table, a house plant grows out of the top of a skull, and, as if to stress that Satanism has no spiritual life of its own but its merely a blind reaction against Christianity, its leader has published a Satanic “Bible”. Its ceremonies are performed in a ritual chamber, where hooded ministers of Satan are reported to gather around an altar on which is stretched a naked girl. It is here that the emcee perform black masses, and the group calls up Satan under his many names: Moloch, Apollyon, Asmodeus.