Wednesday, July 1, 2009

a Servant's Heart

A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient
(2 Timothy 2:24)

George Washington Carver is well known as an African-American scientist who developed scores of products from the peanut.
Dr Carver was also a humble servant of God who took every opportunity to speak to others about the Savior he loved and served.

During the 1920's, members of the YMCA and the Commission on Interracial Cooperation asked Carver to address white student audiences at colleges and universities in the South. Carver spoke about the wonders of the natural world and the loving God who created the earth and all people.

As his goal, Carver wanted the students to find Jesus and make Him a daily, hourly, and moment-by-moment part of their lives.

"I want them to see the Great Creator in the smallest and apparently the most insignificant things about them."

Dr Carver sought to follow the words of Paul: "A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth: (2 Timothy 2:24-25)

That approach underscores the power of the gospel and the winsome appeal of a servant's heart.
David McCasland
picture courtesy of All Posters

Witnessing isn't just a job to be done,
it's a life to be lived
Our daily Bread (Feb.1, 2006)



Denise said...

Gentleness filled with humility is the fruit of the spirit...... We should all covet to be gentle.... and see God in all that surrounds us!

Mary said...


I have studied George Washington Carver. He was a great man and yes, he was a man of God. I wonder how many of those students found God through him.

Thanks for the awesome post. I always enjoy visiting with you. Your blog is balm for the soul.


Cathy said...

Great words, and very interesting, Mimi ~ Thank God He gives us patience. Sometimes it is hard to be gentle and soft spoken about things going on today.

nannykim said...

History and historical figures are so encouraging. We have been listing to some dvd from the American Heritage group that shows the true history of the founding of our nation and the rich Christian heritage.

Dawn said...

You always have such lovely things on your site. I'm sorry I haven't been over in such a long time.

I hope your summer is going well. It sure is going fast around here!

I remember studying GWC in elementary school, but didn't recall that he was such a godly man.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Good post. Have a great weekend...m.