Psalm 31: 5-6 says; "Into your hand I commit my spirit. You have rescued me, O God who keeps His promises. I worship only you;"
The above youtube video is about a homeless man found at an intersection, holding a sign saying he has a God given gift, and a news paper reporter challenged His statement and asked him to prove it.
How awesome is our God. An admitted recovering alcoholic and drug user ( clean 2 years, I believe,) originally from Brooklyn, N.Y winds up in Ohio to be discovered at a crossroad, a coincidence, I think not.
Many of us have come to many crossroads in our life, sometimes we made the right choice and at other times, not so much. And though our circumstances or choices may not have wound up as severe, doesn't make our poor choices "better" (as in not as bad) then anyone Else's, which brings me to the reason for this article.
One of my followers responded to my recent post by telling me that people in Ohio were upset, and felt it unfair that this homeless man "catch such a break" when so many other homeless people were in need.
God has His reasons and His timing and He and only He is the judge of this planet and who are we to question His decision to give this man a new lease on life? Why are we not rejoicing and happy for our fellow human being?
He had many offers since His appearance on the radio station including Oprah, one person wrote and said "of course she would put a black man recovering from alcohol and drugs on her worthless new network." How sad that when Hope is found, hatred responds with such venom and indifference.
We've all heard the expression "What goes up must come down," but we forget the expression, "The only place to go from here is up." We should all be praying for those naysayers, because they truly need prayer, when one human being can't be happy for another human being who had so little for so long, it is a sad day indeed for us all.
My hope is that this happy ending continues to be happy, and that many more stories like this fill the news, instead of the killing of children, the rise in suicide of our young adults, and the harsh Judging that has come to replace compassion and good-will on a large scale.
I pray that we will all go out this week and spread some kindness and good-will not to make us look good, but because we feel a powerful tug in our hearts to do so, without the need for recognition.
I pray God Blesses and watches over us and all those we love in the upcoming week, and may God keep us all in His loving embrace....Love and Peace Patricia©