Friday, October 17, 2008

A Thought for Friday....

Hello; I hope you all have gotten over to Farmchick's and to Nicole's to sign up for their beautiful giveaways! They are such generous bloggers both in deed and spirit.
I received this today and just thought I would share it with you all.

A married lady was expecting a birthday gift from her husband. For many months she had admired a beautiful diamond ring in a showroom, and knowing her husband could afford it, she told him that was all she wanted

As her birthday approached, this lady awaited signs that her husband had purchased the diamond ring.
Finally, on the morning of her birthday, her husband called her into his study.Her husband told her how proud he was to have such a good wife, and told her how much he loved her.


He handed her a beautiful wrapped gift box. Curious, the wife opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the wife's name embossed in gold.

Angrily, she raised her voice to her husband and said, 'With all your money you give me a Bible'? and stormed out of the house, leaving her husband.
Many years passed and the married lady was very successful in business.She managed to settle for a more beautiful house and a wonderful family,but realized her ex-husband was very old, and thought perhaps she should go to visit him.She had not seen him for many years.

But before she could make arrangements, she received a telegram telling her that her ex-husband had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to her.She needed to come back immediately and take care of things. When she arrived at her ex-husband's house, sudden sadness and regret filled her heart.

She began to search through her ex-husband's important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as she had left it years ago. With tears, sheopened the Bible and began to turn the pages.

Her ex-husband had carefully underlined a verse, Matt 7:11, 'And if you,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 she read those words, a tiny package dropped from the back of the Bible.It had a diamond ring with her name engraved on it, the same diamond ring which she saw at the showroom. On the tag was the date of her birth, and the words...'LUV U ALWAYS'...

How many times do we miss God's blessings because they are not packaged as we expected?

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.
IF YOUR GIFT IS NOT PACKAGED THE WAY YOU WANT IT, IT'S BECAUSE IT IS BETTER PACKAGED THE WAY IT IS!
ALWAYS APPRECIATE LITTLE THINGS; THEY USUALLY LEAD YOU TO BIGGER THINGS.

5 comments:

Sue said...

Merrie,
That made me cry...It is so true...I had rather receive a present of someones time than an object....Thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog...It was very much appreciated...I have met so many loving & careing people here on the blogs and so many are willing to share their knowledge and time....I hope you win the quilt, even though I am going to sign up for it...
Hugs
Sue

Shari Kraft said...

What a sad sweet story.

Linda said...

Great lesson there!! Thanks for sharing!

Winterwood said...

Merrie that is a lovely story and thanks for sharing... taking it on board!

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