Corinth, MS — A local church here in Corinth, MS. closed their doors, as they were in the process of moving to a new structure. On their property was a fellowship hall, that resembled a barn. Sadly, no one had bothered to check inside this building for quite a while. A former deacon of the church, Walter Riley, who actually made the discovery, says that the old fellowship building had not been used for more than 60 years. Riley stated that he was as shocked as anyone else, of what was inside.
Evidently, for many years, there were annual collections of wheat (sheaves) that were stored, due to the fact that the area was flood-prone, and some were in need of wheat, hay, and other field necessities that were destroyed by the rainfall. Corinth can average nearly 60” of rain per year, and so, there were often times of flooding in the low-lying areas. Plus the fact, the storage and gathering of the sheaves were also scriptural, hence the old hymn, Bringing in the Sheaves.
Now, the church people have to decide what to do with the contents of the building and how to deal with it. In parting, Brother Riley stated, “The Lord and His ways are surely a mystery.”