Faith can move mountains, they say. For the one who’s closest to our hearts, our own child, healing through prayers is an eternal law. Dr R K Anand, a leading paediatrician, explains why.
1. Love – The Greatest Keeper of Health
The father and mother sometimes differ strongly on methods of child care. They often worry that their children are not eating enough, or not eating the right foods. While the book offers guidelines on children’s normal diets, the important thing to remember is that the chief nourishment required by a little child is large amounts of love from his parents. Then the focus shifts from proteins and vitamins to love, and the joy and strength it brings.
2. Healing illness through Prayer
A young mother, I know, would heartily say yes, prayers does work. The mother of a two-year-old son had a bout of diarrhea, a condition fairly common in our country. She prayed to know that God creates all that is good. He did not create conditions that be harmful to any of his beloved children. The mother continued her prayer by understanding that God controls everything in his universe, even her child’s health. There was no involuntary action stimulated by something injurious, because he is the only source of all action. In Science and Health it says, Mind is the source of all movement, and there is no inertia to retard and check its perpetual and harmonious action. Mind, spelt with a capital M, is another name for God.
As the mother prayed with these ideas, she was freed of her own fears, and became confident of God’s control, power and love for the child, present right there and then the improvement in the child’s condition began almost immediately, and by the next day, he was his usual cheerful, active self and completely normal.
3. Eliminate Fear through the Love of God
Healing like this happens all over the world every day. The important thing is to let go of fear; then we can actively trust God. The awareness of this truth enables us to take wise steps to safeguard our children, while at the same time freeing us from fear and undue anxiety. Our children’s true identity is not comprised in their body, but in the spiritual qualities inherited from God - purity, innocence, joy, liveliness, honesty and intelligence. These qualities cannot be injured or damaged in any way; no germs can get to them, no inflammation attacks them.
Source: Book - Guide to Child Care by Dr R K Anand
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