Ten Inches Of Water

Ten Inches Of Water

A boy was sitting in 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 middle.

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 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 leave.

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!

9 thoughts on “Ten Inches Of Water”

  1. hmmmm…i really dind’nt get to point of this story. I know this happen through our Bible. Was the sea not tht really deep?

  2. red sea is measured maximum depth of 8,200 feet (2,500 m), and an estimated average depth of 1,640 feet (500 m)…

  3. Seriously … do you honestly think this is funny? Do you honestly think you are going to recruit followers through this kind of recruitment?

  4. @Leigh,

    It’s just for some sense of humor and laughs ;-) also it helps us build our spiritual life and how to deal with such situations :-D take it positively :-)

  5. Red Sea Facts:

    Length: 1900 km
    Maximum Width: 306 – 354 km – Massawa (Eriteria)
    Minimum Width: 26 – 29 km -Strait Bab al Mandeb (Yemen)
    Average Width: 280 km
    Average Depth: 490 m
    Maximum Depth: 2850 m
    Total surface Area: 438 x 103- 450 x 103 km2
    Volume: 215 x 103 –251 x 103 km3
    Gulf of Suez is a 300 km long, 50 km wide with depths ranging between 50 and 75 m.
    Gulf of Aqaba is 180 km long and 25 km wide, narrow in the north and widening to the south with maximum depths of 1850 meters.

    Approximately 40 % of the Red Sea is quite shallow (less than 100 m) whereas about 25 % of the Red Sea is less than 50 m deep. About 15 % of the Red Sea is over 1000 m depth. Shelf breaks are marked by coral reefs and the continental slope has an irregular profile (series of steps down to 500 m)

    consider that time of crossing

  6. The unschooled/untrained boy expressed a more genuine appreciation for spiritual truth. In this case it’s the allegory about Exodus. In a matter where he had simple trust, the man was more interested in showing off what he thought he knew (-Ego.)

  7. hahahaha this is so goo~~d hahahaha. scholars and scientists the are trying to minimize God’s work, but Holy Spirit makes a geniuses fool in front of one young boy as in here Red Sea part … hahahaha A~~MEN !!

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