The Wonders of God
A boy was sitting on a park bench with one
hand resting on an open Bible. He was loudly exclaiming his
praise to God. "Hallelujah! Hallelujah! God is great!"
he yelled without worrying whether anyone heard him or not.
Along came a man who had recently completed some studies at
a local university. Feeling himself very enlightened in the
ways of truth and very eager to show this enlightenment, he
asked the boy about the source of his joy.
boy replied with a bright laugh, "Don't you have any
idea what God is able to do? I just read that God opened up
the waves of the Red Sea and led the whole nation of Israel
right through the middle."
The enlightened man laughed lightly, sat down next to the
boy, and began to try to open his eyes to the "realities"
behind the miracles of the Bible. "That can all be very
easily explained. Modern scholarship has shown that the Red
Sea in that area was only 10-inches deep at that time. It
was no problem for the Israelites to wade across."
The boy was stumped. His eyes wandered from the man back to
the Bible lying open in his lap. The man, content that he
had enlightened a poor, naive young person to the finer points
of scientific insight, turned to go. Scarcely had he taken
two steps when the boy began to rejoice and praise louder
than before. The man turned to ask the reason for this resumed
"Wow!" Exclaimed the boy happily, "God is greater
than I thought! Not only did He lead the whole nation of Israel
through the Red Sea, He topped it off by drowning the whole
Egyptian army in 10 inches of water!"