Many of us grew up in that wonderful safe environment, at home, so very loved by our mothers. We experienced the warmth and encouraging words our mother’s so generously poured out on us, usually on a daily basis.
When we cut ourselves or had tummy aches she was right there ready to console us and take away our pain. A mother’s love is powerful, but is it powerful enough to heal?
I remember times my son, a toddler then, would run to me in tears.
“Mommy my head hurts.”
I can still remember his loud cries.
“Mommy I have a tummy ache.”
I would put my hand on his head or stomach while visualizing and imagining a bright light streaming in and around him. With the intent to heal him, or take away his pain, I prayed he would feel better.
I do not remember a time that method did not work. Usually he would relax and within a couple of minutes, a smile on his face, off he would go. Running to play, I would often hear him yell back to me,
“Thank you mommy.”
There was one time I had to make what seemed like a close call. My son, an infant at the time, had a high fever and my husband, in-laws and I were very concerned.
I held him close by my side in my bed and touched his forehead gently. Picturing the fever cooling and whatever was causing it to fade away I prayed.
I continued to do this for what seemed like hours. When she noticed his fever went up to 104 my mother-in-law became angry and upset.
“You have to take him to the hospital right now.”
Though concerned, I was well aware a hospital could be a dangerous place especially for a small infant. I had heard stories of children receiving the wrong medicine or getting an infection, their condition becoming much worse after their stay. That was not the option I would choose.
His fever broke and we later learned having a fever was natural, often working as a healing mechanism.
Sherry Hansen Steiger, author of ‘Miracles of a Mother’s Love’, writes of an experience she had when her six year old daughter had her fingers slammed in by a car door, that had been closed by her babysitter.The hospital, X-rays confirmed her child’s fingers were crushed, but after holding her hand and praying for her child, to the surprise of the doctor, the child’s hand healed immediately.
“I asked the baby sitter to join me in prayer while I placed my hand over Melissa’s crushed fingers. When the doctor came back, he was shocked to see the child was healed. “It’s a miracle,” he exclaimed. “It is truly a miracle.” 1
There are stories of mother’s who had strength beyond their imagination when fighting to save their children from a carjacking and drowning. There are even miracles documented of their love being strong enough to bring their child back from death’s door.
Published in Mail Online Health by the Foreign Service, titled “Miracle mum brings premature baby son back to life, with two hours of loving cuddles, after he was pronounced dead.” Tells the story of little Jamie, a twin, born to Kate and David Ogg.
After being told their pre-mature infant son did not survive the birth, they were handed the child in order to say their goodbyes. Two hours later, miraculously, the baby still in their arms “began to show signs of life.” 2
The healing miracles coming from a mother’s love for her children goes way beyond what we know to be scientific or medically sound. If there was a formula for a mother’s love and it could be put in a bottle we would never have to worry about being ill.
1 Miracles of a Mother’s Love, Sherry Hansen Steiger
2 dailymail.co.uk/health article Miracle-premature-baby-declared dead revived by mothers touch.