It doesn’t take long to see and understand the allergies that various people are afflicted with. Is there anyone who isn’t allergic to something? Daily, folks are pumping their bodies full of artificial this and that, man-made pills of various kinds which may interact with one another. Living briefly in Sylvester, Ga (The Home of Peter Pan Peanut Butter) I often wonder if folks back in the day developed peanut allergies. During harvest, the town is enveloped in warm peanut butter air. What in the body opposes peanuts? I cannot comprehend how that would begin. Ragweed is another huge problem for many folks who may not even know why they sniffle and snot late summer/early fall months. Our bodies have become repulsed it seems to our surroundings, nature.
It makes sense to me, knowing that this world is temporary. We aren’t supposed to stay here long term. Christians are here on assignment. The frail bodies we are given get worn out, bruised, banged up and sometimes mutilated. We are in the world, but not of it. Jesus’s prayer to His Father in John 17:15-16 is “not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it”.
We have an increase at the grocery store for non-gluten items, non-artificial sweeteners, non-dairy products and paleo items. With the increase of mouths to feed over the past 100 years, science kicks in to generate more and various forms of food. It’s a good scientific response, yet the bio-genetic creations are harmful in many ways. This may account for the highly allergic conditions of Americans, the increase in autism, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and other auto-immune diseases. Auto-immune is an accurate word to describe the issues we face today. Our own bodies (auto) are revolting against us (immune system). In the case of arthritis, the brain system is perceiving joints as foreign objects and attacking. When we ingest chemically created food, we are sending foreign objects in the body that doesn’t know what to do with it. After several years of putting harmful (seemingly innocent) food into our body, we have experienced the traumatic results of illnesses, obesity and disease. We must educate ourselves and learn what foods are beneficial to take care of our bodies, which are the temple of the Holy Spirit.