today is a great day | I am one of the millions of people across the world following the fascinating story of the homeless man, with the captivating, succulent, velvety voice. Joyfully teary-eyed, indeed. Here you have a well-spoken, educated man who had a promising job, wife, and children; but, fell on hard times. No remnants of his past glory. Homeless. Alcoholic. Crackhead. Thief. This scraggly man, a vessel of mercy, heralds a heartening message to the world…
This isn’t just “15 minutes of fame.” This isn’t even about the individual Ted Williams. Ted Williams represents ALL OF US… Your next door neighbor who lost his job, fell behind in his mortgage, now on the brink of losing his home. Your long lost friend that somehow ended up on the street prostituting. Your friend’s friend that had to go into a shelter with her 5 kids. The janitor in the building struggling trying to make ends meet to feed his family. An abused child traveling between foster parents. The countless Haitians who have been exploited. Everyone in the welfare line begrudgingly applying for food stamps and cash assistance. The oppressed nations.
Could we all be ‘Ted Williams’? Vying for answers to our problems in a world of limited, altered resources… wondering, “When will the agony end?” “Has God forgotten me?” “Is God too busy?” “Am I praying the right way?” “Why isn’t God answering me?” “I need an answer God. I’ve cried so much, my tear ducts are dry. I can’t cry anymore. I’m numb. Tired of praying.” “I. Give. Up.” Indeed, are we ‘Ted Williams’?
After reading an article, by one of my Twitter friends, Alfred Edmond, Jr., entitled, Where’s the Real Help for Ted Williams? I asked myself, “Are we missing the point?” Personally, I wouldn’t put my focus or energy into these points:
We’re taking Williams’ word for it that he’s been clean for more than two years. How did he achieve this? And what does he mean by clean?
Unless Williams has been regularly drug tested over the past two years, I don’t believe he is credible enough to be taken at his word.
What happens when he becomes frustrated with work or is confronted with the anger and resentment of his children? Or what happens when he gets the urge to relapse with a couple of hundred dollars, not just one or two bucks, in his pocket? Has Williams been equipped with the tools and support system he’ll need to avoid a devastating relapse—one sure to be reported on as aggressively as his phoenix-like rise from homelessness?
Williams has been granted a unique opportunity by virtue of Internet video exposure is a mere stroke of good fortune, nothing more, despite all of the media hype. Whether a true miracle ultimately results depends on what Williams does from here.
I respect everyone’s opinion. Though eloquently written, this just makes me wonder, are some of us missing the point? If there is the slightest possibility that we are all ‘Ted Williams’ looking for answers, then we will definitely miss what God is glaringly telling our thirsty, apt ears.
So what is the point, you ask? What is the message I’m talking about? Whilst I don’t associate myself with any commercialized denomination per se, I do believe in the power of God and good. Through this vessel, Ted Williams, God just may be trying to tell you…
My dear children. Appreciate the life I have given you. Don’t take it for granted. Be appreciative in all that you can do and all that you have. Life is an amazing gift… a present that has been given to you everyday.
For you are my children little gods and goddesses. I know your suffering and your pain. But like a father, you must be taught through experience. Just as the land is covered with snow, I can blanket the land with blessings. But you must first learn that you can not take it for granted.
When I say do unto others, as you would have them do unto you, realize what you put out will come back to you ten-fold. My universal laws are real and are always at work, with or without you. To live life in harmony, abundance, and peace, you must know my laws and apply them to your life. Don’t think your situation can never change. As in the law of polarity, everything works on a continuum. There is an opposite to everything. You can be a the bottom of the barrel, hit rock bottom. It doesn’t matter because you CAN rise to the top.
Do you think I am a spoof as others would have you to believe? A ghost in the sky cloaked in a white robe? That is not me. That is not how I work. I work through people and my laws.
When you ask me for earthly riches, I can surely give it to you. But in that process, you will know what it’s like to be poor. Material things do not give you happiness and inner peace. Those things are mere byproducts. Have you not seen a rich person that is still so sad and depressed? And you say to yourself, “They have all the money in the world. Why are they so messed up?” Stop being fooled my children.
When you ask me for courage, I give you the opportunity to build and strengthen your courage. When you ask me to remove fear from your heart, I put your greatest fears right in front of you and move you, not around them, but through them. When you ask me for a loving husband (or wife) who will treat you right, you must first go through the wrong boyfriends (girlfriends). Why? So that you’ll know when you have the right one. You see it all the time, but take no notice of it. The woman with a good man. She treats him badly and you say to yourself, “OMG, she treats him like crap and he is a good man. What is wrong with her?” Or vice versa. They are both learning a lesson.
Before I can heal your pain, you must endure it. Yes, I know you want things when you want it. But it’s my timing. I am the Alpha and the Omega. I see what you do not.
Your trials and tribulations are not punishment. They are your growth experiences. So just hold on.
You see this man right here? Ted Williams is you. And just as I picked him up and set him on solid ground, I will do the same for you. Have you forgotten the story of Job? Lest I remind you?
6 and if you are pure and live with integrity, he will surely rise up and restore your happy home.
7 And though you started with little, you will end with much.
20 “But look, God will not reject a person of integrity, nor will he lend a hand to the wicked.
21 He will once again fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.
22 Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the home of the wicked will be destroyed.”
Don’t you know I love you so much? I will never leave you, nor forsake you. And do you know why? Because I am within you. You’ve been asking where I am. Can I hear you. Yes, I hear you. I’ve always heard you. I’ve been speaking to you, but some of you still refuse to shut out the noise and quiet yourself to hear me. You couldn’t find me because you never thought to look…within.
I won’t put anything on you, you can’t handle, for I am with you always. You have suffered for years, generation after generation. I am here, have never left. Take comfort in me now. It is because I see and feel your pain and agony I am lifting this man up as my vessel for all to see and believe. I can change things in the blink of an eye when you are ready.
You’ve been kept in the dark for so long, you couldn’t see your way out. I am waking up everybody. I AM everlasting and powerful! How wonderful life can be if you know the TRUTH, for that is the only thing that will set you free.
When I said the dead will arise, did you think I meant dead carcasses will miraculous come out of the grave? No. I meant you. The mentally dead… walking zombies. But no more.
I know you’ve been programmed subliminally. Poisoned your own minds by thinking negatively, helping to create your condition. Do you not know your thoughts and actions are powerful?!?
No more (mental) sleeping my children. I will see no more self-destruction. For I am the truth and the light. I AM the I am within.
It is time for the tail to become the head. Lest I also remind you of Deuteronomy?
1…thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: 2And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. 6Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. 12The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. 13And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath
In my opinion, Ted Williams, a vessel, heralds this heartening message. In fact, he seems to have Deuteronomy written all over him. There are billions of people on this earth going through their own personal problems and most are looking for answers, relief, and fortitude. If we are ‘Ted Williams’, wouldn’t it behoove us to take heed in this message? The power of God, just may be trying to tell us something.
Is it ironic that Ted is a black man? I don’t know. I guess this message could be for any creed or color as it applies, but I must say, “Who has been more oppressed than the black man?” None-the-less, we all have to wake up. Don’t get distracted. There’s a hunting game out here folks, and guess who’s the prey. With that said, can either one of us afford to miss the point and not get this message?
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