Some time ago (last August, actually) I wrote about my homeless friend, T, and his battle with alcoholism and life in general. (Click here for the re-cap) Many of you had been praying for him and his journey into rehab. Well, it didn’t quite work out back then. He made excuses, went down, and came right back to the streets. He didn’t come around as often, and I’m sure it was due to disappointment he had in himself….
That was last year, and no one had seen or heard from him in months.
The past month or so T has really been on my ❤ like crazy. I asked around to see if anyone knew anything about him, and I found nothing. I went to all his usual locations, and nothing. I was seriously worried and knew the only thing I could do was pray.
This past week at soup kitchen, the exact same day I had asked a friend if she had heard anything about T, there was a most pleasant surprise awaiting us. T was there! Not only was he there, but he was sober… ONE MONTH SOBER!!! He looked good and healthy. For the past month, he has been down in Ashdod, at the rehab he was originally supposed to go to, but didn’t. Because he was doing so well, they let him come up for the day and visit us.
I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I was to hear this news…the tears were even falling. The cool thing is that in a couple weeks I plan on going down there to visit him at the rehab, to show my support and how proud of him I am. They are even letting him use a phone, so we can call and encourage him whenever we can.
You might not think this is a miracle in the sense of the Red Sea being parted…but if you knew T and the life that he was leading, you wouldn’t hesitate to see this as one. I call it one of God’s everyday miracles because they are happening all around us…. you just have to be willing to see them.
(Please continue to keep T in your prayers…he’s doing well, but the battle has only begun.)