Open Thou My Eyes (Psalm 119:18)

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PSA 119:1818Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. (Psalm 119:18)"What are you reading?" demanded a university student of a girl of sixteen.
“God's Book, the Bible." she replied.
“Then do you believe there is a God?" asked the young man.
“Is it possible that you don't believe it?" she answered.
“I used to believe it," he said, "but after living in Paris and studying science and philosophy I learned it is all a mistake. There is no God.”
“I was never in Paris," replied the girl, "and never studied those important things which you speak of. But since you are so educated, may I ask you a question?”
“Certainly, ask as many as you please.”
“You say there is no God. Now suppose I were holding an egg, could you tell me where it came from?”
“What a funny question! Of course the egg comes from the hen.”
“And which then existed first, the egg or the hen?”
“I really don't know what you mean by this question. I suppose of course, the hen existed first.”
“Well, that must have been a hen that did not come from an egg. Can you tell me where that hen came from?”
“I beg your pardon, young lady, I was mistaken. Of course the egg existed first.”
“Then that must have been an egg that did not come from a hen. Where did that egg come from?”
The student became excited and said, "What's the use of asking questions such as these?”
“The use is just this," said the girl, "if the first hen did not come from an egg as other hens do, then Somebody must have made the hen: that Somebody must be God. If you cannot explain how the first egg existed without God, can you explain how the world existed without God?”
That is a question which all the infidels in the world cannot answer. The young man having nothing further to say, departed.
God had opened the eyes of the teenage believer to see what the young man with all his education could not see. This is the sight we all need and should earnestly desire.