Yes…discussing religion is taboo. I know.
While I do make jokes about praying to the gluten-free gods, it’s mostly said in jest. I’ve only mentioned religion once before on this blog and let’s just say it generated some interesting discussion.
This post is not about religion per se, but about the powers of healing some people put in prayer.
I ask you…can prayer cure celiac disease?
There is a family that believes they have all been cured of celiac disease, with no doctor confirmation, are now allowing their celiac kids to eat gluten.
I’ll take bits and pieces from the story, but you can read the whole article here.
One night our family was watching a few testimonies on iBethelTV…and we saw one regarding gluten intolerance. Since my husband and two sons had celiac disease, this interested us. After we watched it, Michael, our oldest son, said that he heard God say, “Go for it!”
Michael had been diagnosed with celiac disease 7 years ago…and had often asked me how we would know when we were healed, and I would say that I didn’t know, but that I thought God would speak to all of us about it. We would all feel ready.
The boys started to react to many foods including gluten, dairy, egg, corn and soy and anything made with these ingredients. Their reactions to gluten were very severe, and we had to be very careful. They could get sick from even a crumb.
When Michael heard the words, “Go for it!” it felt like God had prepared us all for that day and we decided to try. We bought a loaf of bread that week and had communion as a family that night. We ate the whole loaf! We waited, as reaction times vary, and we had no reactions at all! There was no stomach pain, no time spent in the bathroom, and no emotional distress. We praised Jesus and tried bread again.
And it has just gone on from there. We have continued to try different foods, and there have been no reactions. We have been able to eat anything.
We pray that our story makes a difference for many others and that they too would be healed from their allergies and disease.
Now I’ll admit that I am a cynic. I definitely believe in the good of people but I also keep my BS monitor on high alert at all times.
I do not sit in judgement of the power of prayer…but at the same time…her kids’ health is at stake here.
So I need help in understanding how a mom could feed her son poison because she believes prayer has cured him of celiac disease.
What are your thoughts? I would really love to hear them.