Dr. Ben Carson was the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins, at the head. He is a strong, beautiful black man, who gives glory to our Father.
I listened to a speech he gave at the Day of Prayer convention. I wish I would have been there, listening to him in person. As I write every word, my fingers type, I give glory to my Father, for giving me this gift. I always do my best to remember him in all things I do. Without him, I would be nothing! Literally!
Words have never been a struggle for me. Grammar, spelling and sentence structure, are my behemoths. Still, writing is my work, it should be hard! Thankfully, I have help in the form of a Thesaurus and WhiteSmoke.
Dr. Carson had a mother with great intellect, despite her formal education. Her greatest tool was answered prayer. With the odds against her, she insisted her son step-up and find a reason to persevere.
He said, “Father, you do the thinking, and I will be the hands.” Well, these may not be the exact words, but they are close. That is the way I write. My fingers do the typing, but most of the time, Gods got the words. That isn’t to say, I don’t insert some thoughts, just maybe God wasn’t directing me to say. That is, unfortunately, my sinful nature. I am a Christian, in progress!
He also spoke of a few great leaders, beginning their work on the Declaration of Independence. He talked of how Benjamin Franklin told the men on to get to their knees and thank God. Mr. Franklin and former 1st President, George Washington spoke of our country coming together in faith, and this will be our strength. That is a country I want to stand proudly with.
As the mother of this amazing Christian once told her son, “Read two books a week, and give me a report on each.” (Again, this is not an exact quote) We as a country need to encourage our youth to find words of meaning, prayer into their hearts, and conviction to stand side by side in faith, country and family.