“No longer drink only water, but use a little WINE for your stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities.” (1Timothy 5:23)
” On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” (John 2:1-10)
So whether for health or celebration we see that at very least wine (if not alcohol in general) is Biblical. The latter verse refers to the first recorded miracle Jesus did in the Bible. With that said, if I could drink as I once did (before my pancreas issues), I would have to say my favorite drinks are/were:
Chateau St. Michelle Syrah
Mac & Jack’s
I reminisce about enjoying the dry, earthy, peppery taste of a slightly warm glass of Chateau St. Michelle Syrah with a good plate of spaghetti. I love the body and smoothness of Mac & Jack’s. I sure wish they bottled it!
While alcohol is Biblical, my liver is still full of clots and just a little of the hard stuff makes me feel like I drank rocks. Lousy. Not tipsy, lousy.
I will not lose hope for healing. I will have faith that if Jesus uses wine for celebrations, then there will be a lot of it in Heaven. 😉
Happy Independence Day!
Dear Jesus, I pray everyone is safe while they celebrate today. I pray they won’t over indulge in alcohol but use it as it was intended, for celebration. Lord please enable my liver to work around the clots better and better. I pray I will be able to enjoy my alchohol again soon. Amen.