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.
Shortly after, 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.
"Hey" asked the boy in return 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
The enlightened man laughed lightly, sat down next to the boy and began to try
to open his eyes to the "realities" of 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 laying
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 jubilation.
"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!"
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