More Than Just Peanuts


I thought this was a neat little story about George Washington Carver.  I like seeing inventors, politicians, etc. that give God the glory for their achievements.

American Minute with Bill Federer
July 12

Born a slave around this date, July 12, 1864, George Washington Carver became a
scientist of international renown.
In 1921, he spoke for the United Peanut Growers Association to the U.S. House
Ways and Means Committee on the use of peanuts to improve Southern economy.
Initially given ten minutes to speak, the committee was so captivated his time
was extended.
Explaining the many products derived from the peanut, from milk to mock beef
and chicken, Carver stated:
“If you go to the first chapter of Genesis, we can interpret very clearly,
I think, what God intended when he said ‘Behold, I have given you every herb
that bears seed. To you it shall be meat.’
This is what He means about it. It shall be meat. There is everything there to
strengthen and nourish and keep the body alive and healthy.”
After nearly two hours, the chairman asked: “Dr. Carver, how did you learn
all of these things?”
Carver answered: “From an old book”
“What book?” asked the Chairman.
Carver replied, “The Bible.”
The Chairman inquired, “Does the Bible tell about peanuts?”
“No, Sir” Dr. Carver replied, “It tells about the God who made
the peanut. I asked Him to show me what to do with it and He did.”

4 thoughts on “More Than Just Peanuts

  1. Carol, The George Washington Carver National Monument is in Diamond, Missouri, less than ten miles from Joplin, so, as a kid, I went there about a zillion times. And peanuts weren’t really my thing. 🙂 But a few years ago, I went there as an adult. I had no idea the spiritual depth of this man. There are scriptures on almost every exhibit in the museum. It’s amazing.

  2. Wow, sounds like a place I would love to visit. You have a lot of cool stuff in the “show me state.” If I ever get to Missouri, I’ll come visit you, and you can show me all the sites. 🙂

  3. Well, I’m in NC now. We were back in Missouri last August, but it doesn’t look like we’ll get home this year. Missouri was a great place to grow up. I honestly don’t know how it’d be as an adult.

  4. NC would be cool to visit too. I lived in Beaufort, S.C. for 2 years, but that was back in the 80’s. It’s so different from California. We lived in an area known as the Low Country. We used to call it the slow country because of the way people drove. It seemed like we were always getting stuck behind creeping, crawling old pick-ups.

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