Sunday school – Sunday school is held every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. It is an informal gathering to read the Bible and discuss it with one another.
The story is told of an old miner who had lived the life of a hermit deep in the mountains of Colorado. When he died, some of his distant relatives came to collect his valuables.
They arrived to find a miner’s shack with an outhouse behind it. Inside the shack, there was an old cooking pot, some mining equipment, and a cracked table with a three-legged chair that stood next to a tiny window. A well-used kerosene lamp stood as the centerpiece on the table.
As the relatives gathered up the miner’s possessions, loaded them in a truck, and got ready to drive away, the miner’s old friend came walking up. He called out to them, “Do y’all mind if I take what is left in that old shack?”
“Oh, no,” they said. “Take it. We have all the valuable stuff. You can have whatever is there.” The man thanked them, and off they went.
He walked over to his friend’s shack, went in, and looked around for a little bit. Then he reached under the table and lifted up one of the floorboards. Little by little, he lifted out all of the gold his friend had discovered over the previous decades – millions of dollars’ worth of gold.
Apparently, the old miner had died with only his true friend knowing his actual worth.
We can know where the true riches of our heavenly Father are hidden, for they are there for us in the Scriptures. We can study it, learn it, and live it, and there is no need to be distant relatives.