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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

 

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE

 

From our Vendor, Renee Yeo, with Beyond Organic and Young Living:

 

“Salom,” better known in our culture as “shalom,” is a universal word for peace. As a homeschool mom of three, that is indeed a word that I have come to appreciate!

 

Peace – What Does That Mean?

 

I had the blessed privilege of speaking at a health workshop this past December on the biblical view of health. As I was preparing my presentation, I discovered that marvelous word “shalom.” I decided to look into that word a bit more, and I was amazed at what I discovered. “Salom” in Hebrew does mean peace; however, take a deeper look at the contextual use of the word, and you will find it means so much more! The Hebraic definition of the word salom means completeness, contentment, health in every area of your life, including financial, emotional and social health. It means to have fullness or what we term “fulfillment” in our lives. Its meaning has such a broad context that it is hard to define in our English language. And, furthermore, with a look at the complexity of shalom, we can see that it is beyond what we ourselves could ever bring to our lives.

 

My “Aha” Moment

 

It was only four years ago when our family was facing a difficult health crisis. Trying to find answers to my oldest daughter’s sickness was taxing on all areas of our life. We certainly did not have “shalom” in our lives. We were thankful that God, in His Sovereign care for us, did eventually bring us “shalom” as we sought Him for the answers. I often wonder if I could have spared my daughter years of sickness, had I gone to our Great Physician first rather than last. In supplicating prostrate before Him when all the specialists finally concluded they had no answers for us, it was only then that we found the “shalom” that we were seeking. I was convicted of this when I read:

 

2 Chronicles 16:12-13 “And in the 39th year of his reign, Asa became diseased in his feet, and his malady was severe; yet in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but the physicians. So Asa rested with his fathers.”

 

Jehovah Rapha

 

Everyone has a story. In the three years of our family’s ministry for health and wholeness, we have come across so many who suffer from sickness and disease. One thing we have found is there is no “magic” formula for health. The Bible does give us all we need for health and wholeness. His Word does “prescribe” a blueprint for our health. Our family does provide resources and education to help our culture change its mindset on health. We have a passion to help the Body of Christ view health from its biblical perspective. Yet, through it all, He is the One who heals. He is our Jehovah Rapha (God Who Heals). He is the object from which all Wisdom comes.

 

Perfect Protocol, Perfect Healing?

 

That God is the One who heals is an understatement. Recently, a very dear friend of ours suddenly passed away. He had been diagnosed with cancer a few years ago. After the “traditional” cancer treatment left him hopeless, he came across a natural, biblical protocol for treating his cancer. The top health experts in the industry oversaw this protocol. We all expected full and complete recovery! For the last year and half, he thrived – he said he never felt better in his life. His wife became pregnant with their first child, and it seemed that the Lord was indeed giving them a “new lease” on life. Then he suddenly passed away. In the middle of the night, he was gone, leaving his wife and unborn son without him. Seven days later his son was born. His wife is now a widow, and his son is fatherless.

 

Miraculously, we have seen God’s supernatural work. We saw the Lord “carry” his wife during the week of a very “overdue” birth. We saw the family of God surround her with care, emotionally, financially and spiritually. We saw how God gave our friend’s wife the strength to deliver a healthy 11 lb. baby boy. And, we have seen this young wife have the wisdom to understand that her husband is more alive now than he ever was before. In her words, “My husband had the perfect health protocol, and we were asking the Lord for perfect healing. We received what we asked for. Nolan is indeed perfectly healed!”

 

Isaiah 55:8-9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

 

Redeemed, Restored and Revived

 

God has indeed numbered our days. He is the Author of life. The question is not “how can I add days to my life,” but instead “how can I add life to my days.” We have had the privilege of working with many people ready to “change their diet.” More often than not, after helping them understand the biblical model of health, we have seen God do amazing things. They not only lose weight, gain energy and resolve many health issues, but also they experience “salom.” Our God is a redeeming God. He has made our bodies with an incredible capacity to heal. He made our bodies in such a way that when given the right things, we can restore our health and live vibrant lives, for the Glory of God. We can experience shalom. Our friend Nolan experienced shalom these past two years of his life. His wife and newborn son are experiencing shalom despite their loss. This is a great reminder that our help can only come from the Lord.

 

Yes, shalom – even in our best of days, upon our own strength, we could never truly have shalom. It is only something that Christ can give us. He is our Sar shalom, Prince of Peace!

 

If you or anyone you know would like more information on how to begin your health journey or if you are on the journey and would like to learn more about our growing health community, email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .