Angels' Advice for Pregnant Women

Children are one of God's blessings: "Lo, children are the inheritance of the LORD; the fruit of the womb is a reward" (The Bible, Old Testament, the book of Psalms, chapter 127, verse 3). And if the family is unable to have children? Nowadays people often turn to doctors first of all, but in the past God was their only hope. People asked, and the merciful God answered. For instance, to Abraham and Sarah: "And God said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but her name shall be Sarah (a noblewoman). And I will bless her, and give you a son also of her. Yes, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations, kings of people shall be from her. And Abraham fell upon his face and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to him that is a hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear? ...Now Abraham and Sarah were old, far gone in days, and it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. There fore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After my being old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? And the LORD said to Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I, who am old, truly bear a child? Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return again, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son" (The Bible, Old Testament, Genesis, chapter 17, verses 15-17, chapter 18, verses 11-14). And Sarah, according to God's word, not only gave birth to the child, but also fed her long-awaited baby at her breast.

Blessing childless families, God sent them angels with recommendations which are still relevant: "And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah. And his wife was barren and did not bear. And the Angel of the LORD appeared to the woman and said to her, Behold now, you are barren and do not bear. But you shall conceive and bear a son. And now, please take heed, and do not drink wine nor strong drink, and do not eat any unclean thing" (The Bible, Old Testament, the Book of Judges, chapter 13, verses 2-4). Modern science has said much about the harmful effect of alcohol upon the prenatal development of a baby. But we have very little information concerning the negative effect of unclean food. If you, friends, are interested in knowing what the Holy Scripture says about eating unclean food see the topic "Bible About Sandwiches with Caviar".

Andriy Silenko

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