Friday, February 12, 2016


George Washington Carver became one of the most honored & respected scientists of his generation by focusing on the very simple peanut. Eventually he would discover some 300 uses for this most basic & seemingly insignificant common food. Carver attributed all of his scientific discoveries to God.

He once said that he had asked God to explain the universe to him, but that he felt God saying that was too large a task. When he asked for something he could handle, Carver said that God directed his attention to the peanut.

His focus & search for value produced amazing results. Carver never doubted that God was rewarding his faith & effort. He said, “Without God to draw aside the curtain I would be helpless.”

In a day when many people deny that truth even exists as an absolute reality, those of us who know God need to be more focused than ever on seeking for it. Truth is not an abstract concept that varies with time & place & can never be fully known. Truth is part of the very nature of God.

"It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter." (Pro 25:2)

Source: ‘The Peanut Man’ - Harry Albus  (

“All my life I have risen regularly at four o'clock and have gone into the woods and talked to God. There He gives me my orders for the day.” - George Washington Carver.

“No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving something behind.”  - George Washington Carver.

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