Thanksgiving 2009 #5

Today I am thanking God for the gift of curiosity.

We visited the George Washington Carver Museum in Tuskegee, AL today.  He was an extraordinary man!

As I learned about his life and accomplishments today, I was overwhelmed with awe over how God designed our minds.  He made us to want to search out things, to understand and manipulate and ponder.  He made us to ask questions and wonder at His creation.  Carver sought to understand almost everything he could see.  And once he understood something, he wanted to share that knowledge for the good of anyone who cared to listen.  George W. Carver used his gift well!

Lord, thank you for Carver, thank you for our minds and the wonderful gift of curiosity, and help me to use my mind well!

Carver quotes:

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.

Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.

Proverbs 25:2
It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.

2 Comments on “Thanksgiving 2009 #5

  1. My boys loved G.W.C.'s biography this year. Wish we were closer to have visited that museum with you.


  2. I live close enough that I should visit that museum. Sounds like I need to plan a field trip. I, too, am thankful for curiosity. What a gift!


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