Continuing with my quest to determine if the Holy Bible really is ‘The Gospel Truth,’ I have read the story of the first miracle attributed to Jesus at a wedding at Cana in Galilee where, it is written, he changed water into wine.
Jesus, his mother and the disciples were invited to a wedding in Cana. During the wedding feast, the host ran out of wine so Jesus’ mother came to Jesus and told him there was no more wine to drink. Jesus replied ” woman, what has this to do with me? my hour has not yet come.”
However, Jesus’ mother told the servants of the household to do whatever Jesus asked of them. Jesus then asked the servants to fill six twenty to thirty gallon stone water jars with water. After this was done, Jesus asked a servant to draw some water from one of the jars and take it to the host in charge of the festivities.
The servant did as he was asked and offered the water to the host who tasted it and found it to be fine wine. The host then called the bridegroom and said “everybody sets out the fine wine first and then, when the guests are intoxicated, serve the cheap wine but you are serving the fine wine last.”
It is not known how many guests were at the wedding celebration but there was now an extra 120 to 180 gallons of wine available for the guests to drink. Whichever way one looks at it, this was a lot of booze to get through in one day.
We all know that alcohol abuse has been a curse for mankind from the very beginning and has been responsible for ruining may lives, causing many deaths and is a big factor in domestic violence against women.
Because of this, it is difficult to understand why God would allow Jesus to turn water into wine so that people can become intoxicated, misbehave and make fools of themselves.
We also know that fresh water is the life blood of the plants and animals (including Human beings) that live on land and without it, life on Earth would not be be as we know it today. Therefore, fresh water has to be the greatest gift God gave to Planet Earth. So why would God allow the water of life to be turned into the ‘demon drink?’
But Jesus’ use of wine did not end there. It is written that, during his last supper with the disciples, Jesus likened and compered his own blood to wine and encouraged his disciples to drink it in his memory. Why would anyone (let alone the Son of God) compare their blood to an alcoholic beverage.
It doesn’t make any sense.