By Wang Xue
When pregnant for four months, I suddenly got a lot of bumps on my skin, red and swollen, and terribly itchy. There wasn’t any relief even I scratched my skin until it was broken. Therefore, my husband took me to the doctor and the doctor said, “This is caused by various reasons, such as dampness, mosquito bites, etc. Since you are pregnant for four months, it is best not to use drugs because they will stimulate your skin and may even harm you and the baby.” After listening to the doctor’s suggestions, I was very disappointed and thought: My body is itchy and painful but I can’t use any medication. How am I supposed to bear this? Nowadays, as science being so well developed, isn’t there any medicine that not only relieves itching but also is harmless to human skin? However, having no options, I could only bear it for the sake of my baby’s health! After returning home, my body was itching and hurting, which made me upset and restless. When I saw my husband I just lost my temper. Everything was against me in my eye, and I was so distressed everyday that I could do nothing.
One day, I complained to my mother that I always got inexplicable itching bumps, and I dared not put on medicine, afraid to harm the baby and cause deformity. At this moment my mother said to me, “Actually for us there is nothing to do, but for God there is nothing hard to do. When God created everything, He especially created plants for mankind to cure all kinds of diseases. Whether we bump ourselves, get burnt, or sick, there are a variety of herbs to heal us. As a spiritual book reads, ‘… among all things, whether it is animals, plants, or all kinds of grass, God also created some plants that are necessary to resolve harm or illness to the human body. What do you do, for instance, if you get burned? Can you wash it with water? Can you just find a piece of cloth somewhere and wrap it up? It might fill up with pus or get infected that way. What do you do, for instance, if you get scalded accidentally by a flame or by hot water? Can you flush it with water? For instance, if you get a fever, catch a cold, suffer an injury from physical work, a stomach ailment from eating the wrong thing, or develop certain diseases due to living habits or emotional issues, such as vascular diseases, psychological conditions or diseases of the internal organs—there are corresponding plants to cure all of these. There are plants that improve blood circulation to remove stagnation, relieve pain, stanch bleeding, provide anesthesia, help people recover normal skin, eliminate blood stasis in the body, and eliminate toxins from the body. In short, they can all be used in daily life. They are of use to people and have been prepared by God for the human body in case of need’ (‘God Himself, the Unique VIII’). No matter what kind of medicine people make, they are scientifically processed and have side effects, which will harm the organs of our body to different degrees. Just as the saying goes ‘as a medicine, it is more or less toxic.’ While these herbs may seem insignificant, they can exert their particular functions and cure all kinds of diseases. The most important thing is that they are not harmful to our body. Such as dandelion, a ‘natural antibiotic’, it not only relieves summer heat, but also is anti-inflammatory and diuretic; the ‘anti-itch herb’ in the pot in our yard, can help us to heal when we get bumps on the skin by rubbing it one or two times. It relieves itching and decreases inflammation, and is harmless to human skin.” After listening to my mother’s words, I was very surprised. I also had a pot of this grass in my house, but I did not know it actually has such a magical use. I walked over and looked at this pot of anti-itch herb curiously, half doubting and half believing: Is this small plant really as good as my mother has put it? Even the doctor said there was no solution, can it really relieve itch? After getting back home, I walked from time to time to the anti-itch herb and watched it carefully. It had small round leaves, succulent with wavy border. I still had some doubts in my mind.
One night after around 10 pm, my body was bitten by some unknown insects and swelled. There were quite a few big lumps which were so itchy that I turned over and over again, not able to sleep. I kept scratching but it did not work. Suddenly I remembered the anti-itch herb my mom had mentioned. Then I picked a few leaves to have a try. It felt cool when applied on the body, very comfortable. Not for a while I just felt my skin not itching so much. My body completely stopped itching after rubbing the grass a few times, the lumps were gone too, and I was free from anxiety. I could not help but sigh: This anti-itch herb created by God is too fantastic! Even doctors can’t do anything in front of the itching bumps, but the anti-itch herb can cure them. At that moment, I finally realized that only the anti-itch herb created by God is exactly what people need and does not have any side effects on us. From the point of view of us, the anti-itch herb created by God is so small. But only when it is needed can we realize its importance!
Later on, I read a passage in a post: “God created mankind; regardless of whether they have been corrupted or whether they follow Him, God treats human beings as His loved ones—or as human beings would say, the people dearest to Him—and not His playthings. Although God says He is the Creator and that man is His creation, which may sound like there is a bit of a difference in rank, the reality is that everything God has done for mankind far exceeds a relationship of this nature. God loves mankind, cares for mankind, and shows concern for mankind, as well as constantly and unceasingly provides for mankind. He never feels in His heart that this is additional work or something that deserves a lot of credit. Nor does He feel that saving humanity, supplying them, and granting them everything, is making a huge contribution to mankind. He simply provides for mankind quietly and silently, in His own way and through His own essence and what He has and is. No matter how much provision and how much help mankind receives from Him, God never thinks about nor tries to take credit. This is determined by the essence of God, and is also precisely a true expression of God’s disposition” (“God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Himself I”). It is true that God is working on us silently like this. Before God created mankind, God had considered what we need, what we eat, what we drink, and how we can live better. He had even thought of the diseases that every one of us will suffer from the natural laws of the body during the decades from our birth to our death. What kind of herbal medicine needs to be created to relieve the suffering of our body and relieve our pain, whether it is for vascular disease, emotional illness or various chronic diseases of internal organs, God had made preparations and arrangements one by one, at the same time all aspects and minutiae had been taken into account. Imagine if God did not create these herbs, did not consider these things, or did not let human beings know these mysteries, in addition to suffering from all kinds of diseases, we also have to take the result from these diseases: death. What God has done in secrecy seems not worth mentioning on the surface, but it is very important to all of us, and every aspect of it is integrated into our lives.
In fact, after careful reflection, we will find that other than these herbs, there are even more important things: air, light, appropriate temperature, and all kinds of food…. We can say that everything our life depends on is created, supplied, nourished by God, and had been prepared before God created this mankind. As recorded in the, after the heavens and earth and all things were created, Adam was created on the sixth day. And after God did so much and so great for humankind, He has never confessed to us, nor has He required us to repay anything to Him. Whether we believe in His existence, His creation, or whether or not we recognize what He has done for us while we are enjoying everything prepared by Him, He unselfishly provides the necessities of mankind. The love of God is too real and too selfless, at the same time I deeply feel that only the unique God possesses such substance. Thinking of these, my heart was profoundly moved …
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