The world drogentag the Protestant pastor Elke Eilert took the occasion for their contribution for our section, "God and the world".
even as a child she comes into contact with alcohol. She drinks the bottle empty, which brings you to the garbage for the alcoholic mother, the is located at the top of the Couch. At 12, she has older friends. With them she starts to drink to forget the Chaos at home. At 13, she was going to be living on the street, comes into contact with drugs, is soon double-dependent. No single fate, but one to which we should think, because Friday the world was "drogentag".
In Germany have about three million children and adolescents have at least one addicted parent. Many of the children to become self-alcoholic. Alcohol belongs to mankind from the beginning, tells us in the Bible. However, the first full noise it gives irritation. Noah built a vineyard, after the water of the flood, are flown down. With the first wine, Noah gets drunk, forgets himself and sliver fiber lies naked in his tent. This is a scandal, that he lies there naked, as that Ham, his son, sees him and gloats. The other two sons put a blanket over the Bare, discreetly, from behind, without looking at him. "People remember," says the Bible, "in the rush you forget yourself, and it happens, what are you fasting in any case, avoid like."
dangers of alcohol and the beauty of the wine
Our ancestors in the Faith know both the dangers of alcohol, and the beauty of the wine. He is a gift from God. At the wedding in Cana, Jesus turns water into wine, an excellent wine to boot. We must enjoy it. However, the enjoyment requires the right moderation. And so we have people problems. Therefore, it is reminded in many Places of the Bible: don't get Drunk! Instead, it is recommended: Let the Holy spirit fill you. (Eph. 5: 18) And the one it needs, does anyone want to get rid of his drug addiction.
The Holy spirit was at work, as the young, homeless woman to get away finally from alcohol and drugs. It is a laborious process, and setbacks will be included. Will help a lot of people, especially the people from self-help groups of Narcotics Anonymous and alcoholics Anonymous. And then she comes, by chance, to Jesus, to Believe. Today, she operates a Blog, a Website. There, she tells the story of your life, ready for dialogue. Your Faith should be not just a nice Belief for the head, but the occasion for Action. So how has it held Jesus. And she desires each one of us.