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Dr. Carson Called to Office in His Sixth Decade

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Former Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson waves as he leaves Trump Tower, November 22, 2016, in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Monday, 05 Dec 2016 10:03 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Dr. Ben Carson has accepted what turns out to be another unconventional cabinet position offer from President Elect Donald Trump; that of Housing and Urban Development Secretary.

Dr. Carson wants to "make a significant contribution particularly by strengthening communities that are in need." He has said, "We have much work to do in enhancing every aspect of our nation and ensuring that our nation’s housing needs are met."

In light of all of this, I'm still watching, thinking and praying... At age 65 I've been dreaming of retirement. In the midst of that dream, I'm now considering that the president-elect and many of his silver haired appointees must have been dreaming of resting too at some point. Many of them have lived on this earth at least six or seven decades. Yet, they threw their hats in the ring with bigger dreams for a better world, a better quality of life for everyone (born and unborn).

Moses and Aaron were 80 and 83 when God sent them before Pharaoh. Apostle Paul was also no spring chicken at the height of his ministry.

If there's anything to be learned in these history making moments, it's that age is relative in the spiritual theme of things. God uses the young and old for His Divine Plans.

My dad Rev. AD King and my uncle Rev. MLK were both 39 when they were martyred in the 20th century Civil Rights Movement. Lord Jesus was around 33 at the time of His sacrificial crucification and resurrection. Yet as it's already been pointed out, God also uses the aged in the "Big Picture."

There's an old song... We will understand it better by and by...

Honestly, many of us don't know what's around the corner (although God's genuine prophets have some divine insight; and even the soothsayers are trying to understand).

One thing is for sure; we need to keep praying.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5

Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father's church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King — Click Here Now.

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