Sunday, January 31, 2010
A married lady was expecting a birthday gift from her husband.
For many months she had admired a beautiful diamond ring in a show room,
and she knew 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 evening of her birthday, before they went out for a celebration,
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 little 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 immediately stormed out of the house not allowing a moment for his explanation,
leaving her husband alone.
Many years passed and the 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 had no news at all, and thought perhaps she should go to visit him after so many years.
Before she could make arrangements, she received a message from friends 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 before.
With tears, she opened the Bible and began to turn the pages.
Her ex-husband had carefully underlined a verse,
'And if you, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more shall your Heavenly Father, who is in heaven, give what is good 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. 'Love You Forever'.
How many times do we miss God's blessings, because they are not packaged as we expected?
''The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.