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Monday, March 13, 2006

I've heard of Water into Wine

Miracles do happen...

Woman Gets Beer From Her Kitchen Faucet

OSLO, Norway - It almost seemed like a miracle to Haldis Gundersen when she turned on her kitchen faucet this weekend and found the water had turned into beer.

Two flights down, employees and customers at the Big Tower Bar were horrified when water poured out of the beer taps.

By an improbable feat of clumsy plumbing, someone at the bar in Kristiandsund, western Norway, had accidentally hooked the beer hoses to the water pipes for Gundersen's apartment.

"We had settled down for a cozy Saturday evening, had a nice dinner, and I was just going to clean up a little," Gundersen, 50, told The Associated Press by telephone Monday. "I turned on the kitchen faucet and beer came out."

However, Gundersen said the beer was flat and not tempting, even in a country where a half-liter (pint) can cost about 25 kroner ($3.75) in grocery stores.

Per Egil Myrvang, of the local beer distributor, said he helped bartenders reconnect the pipes by telephone.

"The water and beer pipes do touch each other, but you have to be really creative to connect them together," he told local newspapers.

Gundersen joked about having the pub send up free beer for her next party.
"But maybe it would be easier if they just invited me down for a beer," she said

...Or the sadder fact; We throw the word miracle around too often, making us more skeptical that real miracles do not exist. Instead we find things that "seem like miracles" and then explain them way by clumsy behaviors.
But why limit God's in breaking into human history to the time of Scriptures? Why establish a linear understanding of time that says that we live in the already-not yet? Why relegate miracles to an underdisgusted, unrefined, uneducated sector of Christianity?
I think there is value in the Early Church perspective that waking up in the morning is a miracle.

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