A boy was sitting in a park bench with one hand resting on an openÂ Bible. He was loudly exclaiming his praise to God. Hallelujah!Â Hallelujah! God is great! he yelled without worrying whether anyoneÂ heard him or not.
Shortly after, along came a man who had recently completed someÂ studies at a local University. Feeling himself very enlightened in theÂ ways of truth and very eager to show this enlightenment, he asked theÂ boy about the source of his Joy.
Hey, asked the boy in return with a bright laugh, Don’t you have anyÂ idea what God is able to do? I just read that God opened up the wavesÂ of the Red Sea and led the whole nation of Israel right through theÂ middle.
The enlightened man laughed lightly, sat down next to the boy andÂ began to try to open his eyes to the realities of the miracles of theÂ Bible. That can all be very easily explained. Modern scholarship hasÂ shown that the Red Sea in that area was only 10 inches deep at thatÂ time. It was no problem for the Israelites to wade across.
The boy was stumped. His eyes wandered from the man back to the BibleÂ 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 toÂ leave.
Scarcely had he taken two steps when the boy began to rejoice andÂ praise louder than before. The man turned to ask the reason for thisÂ resumed jubilation.
Wow! Exclaimed the boy happily, God is greater than I thought! NotÂ only did He lead the whole nation of Israel through the Red Sea, HeÂ topped it off by drowning the whole Egyptian army in 10 inches ofÂ water!