U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson was once one of the world’s most famous neurosurgeons, saving the lives of children with complex and deadly health conditions. With faith as his guide, the celebrated doctor took on procedures that had never been successfully performed — and helped pave new ground in neuroscience.
In a recent episode of PureFlix.com’s “Pure Talk,” Carson shared the stunning ways in which God surprised him early on in his career.
“I discovered early on in my neurosurgeon career that God was a neurosurgeon,” Carson said, going on to explain the miraculous case surrounding a little boy who had an inoperable brain stem tumor.
Watch Carson explain the miracle that transformed his views on God:
Carson said that the child’s parents had “great faith” that God had brought them to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore for a cure, but Carson had little confidence he could help.
“The parents had great faith and they said, ‘The Lord sent us here,’ ” he said. “I said, ‘There’s nothing I can do, there’s nothing anybody can do about this.'”
But Carson ended up operating anyway, removing as much of the tumor as he could. He later went to the parents and explained that he couldn’t remove the entire mass.
The parents responded by again holding out hope, believing that God would heal their son. Their unshakable faith absolutely stunned Carson.
“I said, ‘I’ve never seen people with that kind of faith,’ fully expecting [the boy] to deteriorate and die,” Carson said.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Billy Hallowell