Benjamin Solomon Carson, distinguished neurosurgeon, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008 from President George W. Bush was the keynote speaker at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast yesterday, February 7, in Washington D.C. What Dr. Carson gave the assembled luminaries and all of us Americans was profound and clearly Providential. Dr. Carson began by laying down this Scriptural foundation for his address:
Proverbs 11:9 A hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbor, but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
Proverb 11:12 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor, but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
Proverb 11: 25 The generous soul shall prosper, and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
II Chronicles 7:14 If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Dr. Carson’s personal life testimony is as powerful and inspiring as that of Justice Clarence Thomas. His diagnosis of America’s condition and prescription for a future of light and prosperity was 180 degrees from President Obama who sat stoically unmoved during the entire 27 minutes. The President’s countenance and manner could not have been pride—he had just delivered us a pep talk on our need for humility.
Perhaps Mr. Obama was simply bored because he knows of a new storm brewing that Dr. Carson has not been briefed on.
Here is the entire speech. Watch it. Be inspired and blessed.