Imagination + God = Amazing Things!

Related imageThis past Sunday during the children’s message we spoke about George Washington Carver as an example of a man who used his imagination and about how when we imagine and trust in God’s Spirit, we can share God’s love in ways that wouldn’t be possible on our own. In Treasure Seekers we talked about the 10 commandments. We also talked about some ideas about loving others that George Washington Carver taught his students:
Carver viewed faith in Jesus Christ as a means of destroying both barriers of racial disharmony and social stratification.[42] He was as concerned with his students’ character development as he was with their intellectual development. He compiled a list of eight cardinal virtues for his students to strive toward:
A monument to Carver at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis
Be clean both inside and out.
Neither look up to the rich nor down on the poor.
Lose, if need be, without squealing.
Win without bragging.
Always be considerate of women, children, and older people.
Be too brave to lie.
Be too generous to cheat.
Take your share of the world and let others take theirs.[43]
Beginning in 1906 at Tuskegee, Carver led a Bible class on Sundays for several students at their request. He regularly portrayed stories by acting them out.[43] He responded to critics with this: “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”[44]

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