I suspect more people around the world have now heard the voice of the homeless guy named Ted Williams than ever heard the legendary baseball player with that name. And he’s now using that phenomenal voice to praise God.
Details, from USA TODAY:
But this morning, when he appeared on NBC’s Today show, Williams turned that deep, rich voice directly to God. His new-found faith brought joy to his stuggling life (troubled by addictions and 10 years on the street) he told Matt Lauer. And all the suprising joy of his second chance, he offered up in thanks.
First, he told the CBS Early Show:
“One of my biggest prayers that I sent out was that (my mother) would live long enough for me to see me rebound or whatever, and I guess God kept her around and kept my pipes around to maybe just have one more shot that I would be able to say, ‘Mom, I did do it before,’ — I might pass away before her or whatever, but my dad didn’t get a chance to see this. But God is good.”
Then he told Lauer, that, according to the show’s website:
“Despite the crack, the alcohol and the many years on the streets, Williams retains his golden voice, and gave thanks for it. “I always said, ‘God, you’ve never seen fit to take my voice in spite of all the flames and everything that went down my throat.’”