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.
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
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.
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
When she arrived at her
ex-husband's house, sudden sadness and regret filled
her heart. She began to search through her e x-husband's
important papers and saw the still new Bible,
just as she had left it years ago.
tears, she opened 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