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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 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!" 

Read Matt 18:1-7 
Let's Be As Little Children! 


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