The Wisdom of God

The Wisdom of God

From the archives of Oral Roberts

Who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? -1Corinthians 2:16

Dining out one day, the late William Jennings Bryan, a U.S. Congressman and three-time presidential nominee in the late 1800s, so enjoyed a slice of watermelon that he asked the waiter for some more of the seeds. He weighed them and calculated that it would take about 5,000 seeds to equal a pound.

Estimating the melon at about 40 pounds, he figured that one tiny watermelon seed had grown to 200,000 times its own size. On the outside it had put a covering of green, within that, a rind of white, and within that, a core of red. Then it had scattered seeds throughout, each one capable of doing the same work over again.

What architect drew the plan? Bryan questioned.

Where did the tiny watermelon seed get its tremendous strength, its flavor, and its coloring?

How did it grow into a huge watermelon?

Bryan concluded that until we can explain a watermelon, we cannot doubt God’s existence or set limits to His power. The most learned man cannot explain a watermelon, but anyone can eat and enjoy one. In the same way, we do not have to understand everything about God. We only have to believe in Him and trust Him to enjoy the benefits and blessings of His love for us.