George Washington Carver

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George Washington Carver, the nineteenth century horticulturlist, created hundreds of products from plants . . . 325 from peanuts alone. His work improved rural economies—saving land, varying crops, and creating jobs.

As a world-renowned scientist, George Washington Carver would say, "When I was young, I asked God to tell me the mystery of the universe. But God told me that knowledge was reserved for Him alone. So I said, 'Then tell me the mystery of the peanut.' And he told me."

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. We are called to flourish where we are . . . to bloom where we are planted! That old saying bears fruit in the lives of people like George Washington Carver. His achievements remind us that opportunities lie all around us in the high calling of our daily work.

Then Job replied to the LORD:
"I know that you can do all things;
no plan of yours can be thwarted.
[You asked,] 'Who is this that obscures my counsel without knowledge?'
Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,
things too wonderful for me to know."

(Job 42:1-3)