After being faced with a four in the morning fire, Both Joe and Delores Herron barely escaped with their lives, with their three children still trapped inside. Their boys (foster children) one ten years and the other eleven, were rescued by firefighters on the scene, however, they soon realized that saving Jamaya was going to be a bit more difficult. There can be consequences to us being overweight and today Jamaya would realize what some of those consequences were. At five hundred pounds and with little possibility of an easy exit from the dwelling, two firefighters were injured while attempting to save Jamaya, sadly they failed. Very active in her church, this five hundred pound singer and daughter of a pastor, died at the scene from smoke inhalation.
“Our physical health is maintained by that which we eat; if our appetites are not under the control of a sanctified mind, if we are not temperate in all our eating and drinking, we shall not be in a state of mental and physical soundness to study the word with a purpose to learn what saith the Scripture –what shall I do to inherit eternal life? Any unhealthful habit will produce an unhealthful condition in the system, and the delicate, living machinery of the stomach will be injured, and will not be able to do its work properly. The diet has much to do with the disposition to enter into temptation and commit sin. (EGW – CD 52)
Like most other sins, the temptation of food is one that causes quite a bit of pain in many of our lives. The introduction of rich and flavorful foods can introduce many health issues that can be considered as dangerous and life threatening. There is little reason to argue that the United States is experiencing a serious epidemic in the area of obesity, however, it can be corrected if we take the right steps and adjust our eating habits. Don’t allow yourself to end up like this unfortunate child, who simply could not help herself, or those who were trying to help her.