Presidential candidate Ben Carson explained on Friday how God worked miracles throughout his medical career and also recalled that God once used him to save the life of a child diagnosed with a malignant brainstem tumor, although many doctors, himself included, predicted the patient would die.
Speaking at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, the 63-year-old retired pediatric neurosurgeon told the crowd that God calls people to different areas of the world in order for them to be used for His divine purpose.
Although Carson was named as the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in 1985 at the young age of 33, he said God prepared him for such a prestigious position at that age by calling him to work at a teaching hospital in Western Australia in 1983, a part of the world where there were only four neurosurgeons at that time.
Upon receiving the invite to work in Australia after his residency at Johns Hopkins, Carson said he did not want to go because of concerns with the country’s “white’s only” law that was abolished in the 1960s. But as he was weighing the offer, Carson said that God kept pulling on his heart to go, so he had to obey God’s wishes and used all the money he and his wife had to relocate there.
“I realized why God sent me there, because there were only four neurosurgical consultants in all of Western Australia,” Carson said. ” If I had stayed on at Hopkins as the low man on the totem pole, I would have gotten what everybody else didn’t want to do. I was doing these fabulous cases for a year. When I came back to Hopkins and joined the faculty, shortly after that, a position opened up the director of pediatric neurosurgery.”
“Normally, they would give it to somebody with a lot of grey hair and a big name, but they said, ‘Carson is very young but he knows how to do everything,'” Carson added.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post