A few months back I happened to meet a patient who is a known diabetic and came seeking medical advice over his ailment and for a dietary control. I suggested him to exclude certain foodstuff and opined a best diabetic diet plan. After a satisfactory consultation, he had perhaps been to a social meet of believers the same month, where he had one delicacy which wasn’t a healthy choice for a known diabetic like him. Furthermore, he was even encouraged by a believer in that congregation to consume anything and everything that seemed good to him, affirming that God will have a control over his blood sugars despite his overeating.Not only this, I learnt that he also continued to claim worldly doctors to be a part of a satanic cult.
My patient being misled by this believer stopped his medications, diet and everything. He started to overfeed himself with sweets and high carbs, chanting God’s name every time. In few days he acquired an infection following which he got admitted in a Healthcare centre with Diabetic ketoacidosis ( a serious life-threatening complication.)
God not only made food for us to consume but also he made all vegetations and clean animals made food for us to eat, relish, be strengthened and live for His glory. Genesis 1:29-30 Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to everything that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so.
He also demarcated the edible clean things from the inedible unclean things. Todays’ spiritual leaders are ready to condemn drinking alcohol, smoking and doing drugs. When it comes to food most of them are mute. I hardly came across any preacher preaching about the food. One of the Prayer point in The ‘Lord’s prayer’ by Lord Jesus Christ is “Give us today our daily Bread”. In these series of articles, we will explore the Medical and Spiritual aspect of Food and its impact on our physical and spiritual life. God bless you All.
By Mr & Mrs Wesley…