For years talk was all around the the village, about the old man's treasure
He himself bragged about how he kept it safe and secure!
Many tried to trick the old man into telling where it was hidden
But no matter what they said, the old man didn't!
No one knew how the treaure had come into his possession
Over the years, the treasure had become the villagers main obsession!
Everyone wanted it for the old man said, in it held all the riches of life
The only other person that had seen it, was his loyal wife!
Often he said, it was worth more than all the gold in the world combined
Just knowing that he had it gave him complete, peace of mind!
Although he lived on a farm, he claimed he was the riches man around
He constantly gave credit to His God in Heaven for the treasure, he had found!
Many tried to steal the treasure but could not find it
For years people would search his place many times, bit by bit!
When the old man's wife died all thought he would tell, where it was hid
But as the days of his life grew shorter, he never did!
When the old man finally passed away, the village people did not care
The only concern they had was the treasure, hidden somewhere!
After searching for days, they all decided that there was no treasure
And if there was, the old man took the hidden place to his grave, with him forever!
The old man had no family leaving everything he owned, to the local church
But all the congregation had been there too, helping with the search!
Everyone thought that they were all going to end up well to do
But now reality had hit, for this was far from being true!
So they decided to clean out his house and get it ready to sell
After days of cleaning and packing, everything was going very well!
Then a woman picked up his old Bible that laid by his bed
And started to read what the ole man had written in the front of it in red!
My Holy Bible is my most precious treasure
It is worth more than all the world's gold of pleasure!
A rich man I will always be, when I open its fragile pages
And read the Lord's Words, that was written through time, over the ages!
Forever, I will give praise to My Lord for this treasure, he has given to me
In it is written all there is to know about life, and all eternity!
There are no riches on earth, that could ever compare to His Love
Someday,I will walk streets of gold with God, in His Mighty Kingdom, in Heaven Above!
After reading this, she read it to the villagers with tears in her eyes
She said the old man told the truth about his treasure, there was no lies!
So they placed the old man's Bible in the church on display
With a sign beside it saying, The Greatest Treasure on Earth Lays Here, Today And Always!