Hello once again from the Ministry of Healing and Restoration. We are all very excited about heading into the spring and summer months. It’s a beautiful time to get your garden planted, work the soil, and pray that the Lord will bless abundantly. We are so happy that with the increasing amount of pesticides and chemicals used in commercial agriculture, the Lord has blessed us with a piece of land and some knowledge to work the soil and have greater peace as to the food we eat. This is our prayer and encouragement for all His children.
This month we will be speaking of sunshine. It seems to me sunlight gets a bad rap these days by many because of the ever-increasing amount of skin cancer. However, I find in my studies that all life forms must have sunlight. Without sunlight all life would cease to exist on the planet. While I find that it is very true that an over abundance of sunlight can be detrimental to the body, the greatest culprit between sunlight and skin cancer is not so much the sunlight, but that the body is unable to synthesize the sun’s rays properly due to improper diet and nutrition. For those not eating right and following the eight laws of health, we truly can find that the blessing of sunshine that the Lord has given us can indeed be turned into a curse. Some of the short and long term benefits of sunshine in proper amounts (not to the point of reddening of the skin) can be as follows:
- Lower blood pressure
- Increased cardiac output
- Lower resting heart rate
- Lower respiratory rate
- Lower blood cholesterol
- Greater capacity of blood to carry oxygen
- Increased resistance to infections
- Lower blood sugar
- Increased energy and endurance
- Increased muscular strength
- Increased stress tolerance
- Increased vitamin D production
We should take a lesson from plants, which turn toward the sun to take in all the light they can. When plants live in basements or other dark places, they become pale and sickly.
Sunlight is a purifier. It should be let into our homes to clean the air and kill germs. Mold has a difficult time growing in direct sunlight. Sunlight lifts the spirits and brings a calming affect in its path. Exercise is much more rewarding when it is done in the open air, with plenty of sunlight.
To receive the benefits of sunlight, one does not need to strip down to their underclothes and bathe in the sun. A small amount of the skin exposed to the sun is sufficient to receive its benefits. Too much sunlight can cause skin cancer and other problems.
In conclusion, sunlight truly is, in my opinion, one of the greatest gifts we have from God. When understood properly it should be a continuous reminder of our Creator’s love for us. God “maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good.” (Matthew 5:45) Unfortunately, many have destroyed the object lesson and have resorted to worshiping the creation rather than the Creator. Sunday is a name given to a day which pagans used to worship the sun as god.
As always, any drastic lifestyle changes can have adverse affects on the body when done without prayer and knowledge. All changes should be made with prayer and knowledge. One source of information on this subject can be obtained by reading “Sunlight,” by Zane R. Kime, MD, MS. Until next month, I hope all enjoy another of God’s blessings.
(The above article was provided by Curtis Kline, Director of Ministry of Healing and Restoration, Canvas, WV. For more in-depth information he can be contacted at (304) 872-4463 or firstname.lastname@example.org. While we believe the principles in this article can be helpful, we are not responsible for any negative effects resulting from the use of remedies or recommendations herein. Use them at your own risk. Editor)