By Ellen G. White
A man hires [leases] land to cultivate, and as the oxen plow the soil, buried treasure is unearthed. As the man discovers this treasure, he sees that a fortune is within his reach. Restoring the gold to its hiding place, he returns to his home and sells all that he has in order to purchase the field containing the treasure. His family and his neighbors think that he is acting like a madman. Looking on the field, they see no value in the neglected soil. But the man knows what he is doing; and when he has a title to the field, he searches every part of it to find the treasure that he has secured. So the finder of heavenly treasure will count no labor too great and no sacrifice too dear in order to gain the treasures of truth.
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Ellen G. White (1827–1915) was a Christian educator, speaker, and author whose inspirational writings have been translated into over 100 languages. Adapted from Christ’s Object Lessons, “Hidden Treasure.”