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When something beautiful breaks into the monotonous or mundane, Serendipity occurs by Tina Y. Gerb

by Tina Y. Gerber-McCurley

One of the nicest parts about living in a small-town is the people living there. My husband and I were out for lunch and were getting ready to leave. I involuntarily let out the biggest scream as all the patrons turned to see what was happening. My knees do not always cooperate, and I experience a lot of pain. Sometimes, I can control my screams; other times, not so much. The lady at the next table waved me over, and we began a delightful conversation about natural remedies for pain relief.

For my knee pain, I was recommended not to take more than six to eight Arthritic Tylenol pills daily. My new acquaintance informed me about a handcrafted, chemical-free, relief salve which helps with all kinds of skin irritations, including psoriasis, eczema, rashes, allergies, migraines, and much more. I cried as I hobbled across the street with my cane, to purchase this miracle cream. The price was about the same as the Tylenol I usually purchased. I was desperate and to the point; I would try anything. My youngest daughter has been at me constantly to trying various creams for the last six years. I own the word stubborn, which I am not proud to announce.

Long story short, when I arrived home, I put this topical skin relief salve on my knees, feet, arms, hands, and any spot which hurt. Working as a Personal Support Worker for 20 years does take its toll on all your body parts. Within three minutes, my pain disappeared, and I had the most peaceful sleep in weeks. My husband thought he'd try it on his shoulders; he felt the same relief and purchased his own the next day. My daughter used it on her back, as well as my sister, for her sore muscles; everyone reported the pain had disappeared, and then a good night's sleep had occurred. I have since used it for my headaches, and my husband on his jaw for a toothache with much success.

I have only had a few Tylenol since purchasing this cream, from eight daily to only four pills over the last month. Tylenol, acetaminophen, is one of the most used medications, and while it is safe on kidneys, it may damage your liver when using high doses, especially when mixing it with alcohol. Tylenol is an effective painkilling (anti-pyretic) agent. However, taking too much, such as in an overdose, can cause liver failure.

I call our meeting serendipitous. Serendipity is the occurrence of events by chance, happily or beneficially. What may appear as random chance is, in fact, overseen by a Sovereign God who knows the number of hairs on your head. Luke 12:7. God states unequivocally that he oversees everything. The Bible says that God's purposes will prevail and that He is in control of even the most random event. In ways known only to God, He takes our mistakes, and unplanned events and weaves them together to fulfill His purpose.

Do you or your loved ones suffer from arthritic fingers, toes, aches and pains? I would say try this salve; it has been a wonderful alternative and a Blessing from God.

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