IN 1799, CONRAD Reed discovered a seventeen-pound rock while fishing in Little Meadow Creek.
Not knowing what it was made of, his family used it as a doorstop for three years.
In 1802, his father, John Reed, took it to a jeweler who identified it as a lump of gold worth about $3,600.
That lump of gold, which was used as a doorstop for three years in North Carolina, is one of the biggest gold nuggets ever found east of the Rockies.
THOUGHT: Until its composition was determined, its value was unknown. Even so, until the composition of our faith is determined, its strength is unknown. God allows trials in our lives, not to hurt us, but too strengthen and prove us.
Source: Ministry 127
“That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 1 Pet. 1:7