25 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
-According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in every 6 people gets sick from food each year. One single bacteria cell can become more than 8 million cells in less than 24 hours and it can take as few as 10 cells to make someone sick. We essentially live our lives in a cesspool of bacteria and although I’m a big believer in hand-washing, no amount of cleanliness can guarantee our protection. Fortunately there is One out there who can guarantee our protection. If we serve the Lord, infection is one more thing that we can scratch off our worry list. If a dead Sparrow doesn’t hit the ground without God noticing (Matthew 10:29), and a single hair doesn’t grow on our head without God numbering it (Luke 12:7), then He is more than able to account for each one of the billions of bacteria that constantly exist around us. Can we still get sick? Yes. But the Lord’s people understand that we get sick by the design of God, not by the random chance of sickness itself.