While shuffling through some paperwork at my parents’ home last week, an old March 10, 1969 issue of the Church of God Evangel showed up. My, how things have changed over the years. Here’s a little blurb from the Evangel site:
Don’t miss a single issue of the Evangel, the official journal of the Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee. Join the thousands who look forward to their monthly copy of this dynamic, full-color, 32-page magazine. First published on March 1, 1910, this award-winning publication continues to bless its readers generation after generation.
There was something quite interesting in that issue; something I had not seen before. Right there on page 18 is an advertisement for a new Cambridge Bible. Now, I would love to own one of those Bibles, but I just don’t know where to look. Looking at the pricing scheme lets me know the one for me would cost a whopping $14.25, including red letter, and thumb indexing. What a bargain. You can barely get a box the Bible comes in now for that price.
Here’s a description for those interested:
Printed on fine India paper in unsurpassed Cameo type for effortless reading. Contains many reading ‘helps’ – center references, self-pronunciation, Concordance, 8 colored maps and gazetteer.Size: 5 1/4″ x 7 1/2″, 7/8″ thick
Another treasure in that Evangel is found on page 17. This is a feature entitled By His Stripes, Testimonies of Healing. There are several stories of God’s amazing grace in healing the sick, and they still speak of the power of God to affect the lives of those who believe.
I also found some other booklets that contain treasures which I hope to explore during the course of the next several weeks. There are several pamphlets written in the 1920s and 1930s which are in my possession now; these are treasures to me, and I hope to spend some time doing some serious reading.
What about you? Have you found any hidden treasures lately? You may not know it, but the Word of God contains more hidden treasure than your mind can comprehend. There are stories in God’s Word for every situation in life, and you can find rest in the pages of that wonderful book. If you want lasting, hidden treasure, turn to the Word of God, and you will find more than your wildest dreams could ever imagine.