“Turn into wine, turn into wine” Ikem chanted placing his right hand on top the glass cup which rested on his left palm.
We had taken turns to drink water from the dispenser and when he was to bring me a second glass, he suddenly decided to change it to wine.
We laughed. I drank the water. He got another cup and started again.
‘You don’t need wine Ikem, what you need is water. It won’t change.
‘I command you to turn to wine, turn to wine in Jesus name.’
‘Why do you want to turn the water to wine?’ I asked. I already guessed the answer.
‘Because Jesus turned water into wine’ came the prompt response.
‘Wine is not for children’.
‘Mummy, drink this and see if it is wine’. He hands me half a glass of water.
I drink some of it and thank him for the chilled glass of water.
While he’s wondering why the water isn’t yet turned to wine, I save this remaining water in the glass for the story.