The $3 Million Dollar Hammer

Reblogging a post I wrote some years ago in view of our upcoming gospel meeting.

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Neal Pollard

On November 16, 1992, retired gardener Eric Hawes was asked to help his neighbor, a farmer, find his hammer.  Using his metal detector, Hawes found something else instead.  He found “15,000 gold and silver coins, gold jewellery and numerous small items of silver tableware, including pepper pots, ladles and spoons” (www.britishmuseum.org).  It is estimated that this Roman treasure, better known as the Hoxne Hoard, was buried around 407-408 A.D. as Roman rule in Britain was deteriorating.  The coins represent eight different emperors and all were in excellent condition.  The British Museum purchased the treasure and a reward was paid to Hawes.  Hawes gave the hammerless farmer, Peter Whatling, a cut of the 1.75 million British pounds paid him.

A Military Police officer once found “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden in Christ” (cf. Col. 2:1-3) when he pulled over a preacher that was driving one mile per…

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