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A Hidden Treasure in Every Hand
Last eve, someone passed beside a blacksmith’s door, and heard the anvil ring the vesper chime.
Then looking in, he saw upon the floor old hammers, worn with beating years of time.
“How many anvils have you had,” he asked, “to wear and batter all these hammers so?”
“Just one,” said the blacksmith, and then added with twinkling eye,
“The anvil wears the hammers out, you know.”
Just so, the anvil of God’s Word, for ages skeptic blows have beat upon.
Yet though the noise of falling blows was heard, the anvil is unharmed—the hammer’s gone!
“We search the world for truth, we cull the good, the pure, the beautiful; and weary seekers of the best, we come back, laden from our quest, to find that all the sages said, is in the Book our mothers read.” (John Greenleaf Whittier)