Blackout: What’s Important?
January 26, 2012 Comments Off on Blackout: What’s Important?
Q: Ever wondered why after drinking excessive amounts of alcohol people can’t remember anything?
A: Upon consuming alcohol (which is made up of ethanol), it enters your blood stream and dissolves in the water of the blood; therefore, taking the place of the water in your body. The alcohol is then carried throughout your body (especially to the brain) and begins to effect it. Drink enough alcohol, fast enough, and the alcohol content in your bloodstream becomes so powerful that your body has to begin to prioritize what key functions it plans on being able to use in your brain because it can’t keep up. Drink too much alcohol and your body has a choice of only 2 options:
Die or stop remembering and help vital functions remain active (such as the cerebellum, which controls motor skills).
For many, drinking alcohol is an attempt to feel more confident, outgoing, or lively– becoming something you’re not. For all of humanity, sin is an attempt to become more like God- to be all knowing and have discernment what is right and wrong for us, to be something we’re not.
Scientifically speaking, alcohol (which is ethanol) replaces the water in our bloodstream; however, it is also easily dissolved by water.
If you feel like sin is dragging you down, if you feel like no matter what you do sin has become a part of your life, that no matter where you go you always find yourself tripped up by sin in every relationship…There is someone that wants to change your life.
John 7:38 Jesus says “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” See, you may feel like that you have no chance, you may feel like you are one drink away from ending it all and sending yourself over the edge. But there is a God that loves you, there is a Savior that wants to give you living water that can dissolve that sin away from you forever.
“But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” -John 4:14