Working For God, Through Peanuts

George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was a chemist and international fame in the field of agriculture. Much of his fame was based in his successful research and promotion of alternative crops to soil-depleting cotton- like the peanut. At the time, it was unusual for a black person to be called an expert, In 1921, he spoke before the Ways in Means Committee promoting that farmers follow his research in an delegation that was called the “peanut tariff”. He also detailed the potential uses of the peanut and other new crops to improve the economy of the south. At the end of his address, the Chairman of the Committee asked:
“Dr. Carver, how did you learn all of these things?”
Carver answered: ”From an old book.”
“What book?”
Carver replied, “The Bible.”
The Senator inquired, “Does the Bible tell you about peanuts?”
“No, sir,” Dr. Carver replied, “but it tells about the God who made the peanut. I asked Him to show me what to do with the peanut, and He did.”

(Taken from The American Patriot’s Bible)
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