The late William Jennings Bryan told the following story:
“ I was passing through Columbus, Ohio some years ago,” said Bryan, “and stopped to eat in the restaurant in the depot.My attention was called to a slice of watermelon and I ordered it and ate it.I was so pleased with the melon that I asked the waiter to dry some of the seeds that I might take them home and plant them in my garden.
“That night a thought came into my mind. I would use that melon as an illustration. So the next morning when I reached the city of Chicago, I had enough seed weighed to find out that it would take about five thousand watermelon seeds to weigh a pound, and I estimated the watermelon to weigh forty or so pounds.
Then I applied mathematics to the watermelon. A few weeks before , someone, I know not who, had planted a seed in the ground. Under the influence of the sunshine and showers that little seed had taken off its coat and gone to work. it had gathered from the somewhere two hundred thousand times its own weight and forced that enormous weight through a tiny stem and built a watermelon. On the outside it had put on a covering of green, within a rind of white and within that core of red, and then it had scattered through the red little seeds, each one capable of doing the work over again.
“What architect drew the plan? Where did that little watermelon seed get its tremendous strength? Whee did it find its flavoring extract and its coloring matter? How did it build a watermelon? Until you can explain a watermelon, do not be too sure that you can set limits to the work of the Almighty, or tell just what He would ddi, or how He would do it.
The most learned man in the world cannot explain a watermelon, but the most ignorant man can get a watermelon and enjoy it. God has given us the knowledge necessary to use those things, and the truth that He has revealed to us is infinitely more for our welfare that it would be to understand the mysteries that He has seen fit to conceal from us.
“So with Christianity, If you ask me if I understand everything in the Bible, I must answer no. I did not understand ten years ago, and if I live ten years longer, I hop some things will be clear that are now obscure. But there is something more important than understanding everything in the Bible. it is this: if we will only try to live up to the things that we do understand, we will never have to worry about the things we do not understand.”
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