This week in 1943 the country lost a great soul. George Washington Carver. The famous black scientist died at 81 years of age. He found over 300 uses for peanuts and many other plants. The “Plant Doctor” also rescued Southern farmers by introducing the concept of crop rotation so that their soil would be usable year after year.
But if you were to ask him, George would have said it is not about him but about what God gave him so that he could help the world. He had his priorities in order. He found more riches than what the world could give him. It is fitting on his epitaph that you read these words: “He could have added fortune to fame, but carried for neither, he found happiness and honor in being helpful to the world.”
Thousands of years before Carver lived, Jesus shared with the world that seeking God’s kingdom first was the most important. All the other things in life will fall into place (Matthew 6:33). Find some time this year to readjust your outlook on life. Joy is not found in things. It is in touching peoples’ lives!