Perfect Confidence: Deaf and Dumb Boy

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A little deaf and dumb boy, at an examination at an institution in London a few years ago, on being asked, "Who made the world?" immediately wrote,
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Gen. 1:11In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Genesis 1:1).
He was asked, in a similar manner, "Why did Jesus come into the world?" when again the little boy, with a bright smile on his countenance, indicating delight and gratitude, wrote,
"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners." 1 Tim. 1:1515This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. (1 Timothy 1:15).
A third question was then proposed, evidently adapted to call the most powerful feelings into exercise: "Why were you born deaf and dumb, while I can hear and speak?"
"Never," said an eyewitness, "shall I forget the resignation which sat upon his countenance as he took up the chalk and wrote,
"Even so, Father; for so it seemed good in Thy sight." Matt. 11:2626Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. (Matthew 11:26).