A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Proverbs 25:11
Ben Carson, a famous neurologist, spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast. He began by reading verses about wisdom from the book of Proverbs, and before his speech was over, the audience was in awe of the wisdom and power of his words. His words were words of hope and healing for our nation. His common sense approach to solving our nation’s problems inspired me.
Dr. Carson is a man who has faced many problems during his life, including dire poverty and racial prejudice. However, he overcame his problems with the help of God and his mother. Through his faith in God, he developed his character and overcame his temper. His mother exercised her faith in God by asking God to give her wisdom to raise her two children.
With the help of his mother, he learned the value of a good education and that poverty can be overcome through hard work. Although he started school as a poor student, his mother’s insistence that he read two books each week improved his school performance, and he eventually became one of the world’s leading neurosurgeons.
You can also see my other blog post about Dr. Carson and learn about his book and movie Gifted Hands.