Excerpt from The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 88: July 8, 1926
Many years ago, when I was a ward bishop in this city, a Primary Association conference was held one Sunday evening in the ward chapel. One of the sisters, gathering the little tots around her on the stand, told them the story of Jesus feeding the multitude in the miraculous manner set forth in the New Testa ment. Going home that night, one of the mothers, anxious to impress the lesson upon the mind of her little son, asked him certain questions concerning it. Tat did Sister Blank tell us this evening? The boy replied: She told us how the Saviour fed the people. How many people? Five thousand. And what did He feed them with? Five loaves of bread and two fishes. Well, now, said the mother, how do you suppose He could do that? The little fellow mused a moment and then blurted out: Well, I don't believe those in the middle got any.
He was a Modernist. He did not believe in miracles. He did not realise that it was by divine power that this marvelous deed was done. His child mind could not allow for the difference the vast difference between the omnipotence of Almighty God and the puny strength of mortal man. And that's the trouble with many grown up children at the present time.
They who doubt the divinity of Jesus Christ can hardly be expected to believe in the wonderful works wrought by Him. But they who accept Him as the Son of God can accept His miracles also, the problem resolving itself into a simple question of cause and effect.
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