Doctors fear an epidemic like the one of 2009 may be coming. They urge vaccinations now because many hundreds have already been hospitalized. What do you and I do to prevent succumbing to the flu? The guidelines from the Center for Disease Control is a place to start:
1-Everyone 6 months and older should get a shot.
2-Wash your hands with soap and water or use sanitizer if you can’t.
3-Avoid touching eyes, noses or mouth; some germs live up to two hours on hard surfaces.
4-Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
5-Stay away from work, stores or public places when you feel sick.
6-Get plenty of sleep and exercise, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat healthy food.
What does this have to do with Christianity?
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?” 1 Corinthians 6:19
Ok people, keep our bodies aka temples in top shape. While it won’t prevent disease it will provide a healthier base from which to fight infection. And, about number 6 and the stress part?
“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things … the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8, 9c (italics mine)
Shouldn’t this be Number One on your list of disease prevention?
Absorbing God’s Peace All Day, PJ