Well ladies there was not a thing on Tv last night so Steve and I ended up watching the home run derby on TSN.
Boring............ Until I overheard while in the kitchen making popcorn a young man speaking of a dream he was shown by God.
Steve was ready to turn the channel when I said Don't you dare!
I just had to see what this young man was all about.
Well here it is.Josh Hamilton was speaking of his addiction to heroin.
When he was signed to the major leagues he received a four million dollar signing bonus. His new found wealth lead him to the party life and into the hands of Satan.
He blew the 4 mil on heroin and booze. When he hit rock bottom he decided to turn to the Lord for help and after 8 trips to rehab the Lord showed him in a dream that he would someday be in Yankee stadium in a homerun contest.
What was amazing is he never told his story publicly until last night.
Then it was his turn at the plate.
He broke the record in the first round with 28 homeruns.
No he did not win the final but he won the battle.
I was in tears for he had the undivided attention of 53000 people and his final words were.
"I would like to thank My Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ"
God gave him a vision of what could be and it came to fruition with Obedience and Faith.
This man single handedly spoke the truth to 53000 people.
I wonder how many lives were changed in that moment?
I came to bed in tears praising our Lord for the miracles in this world that we take for granted. I praised him for giving the world this man.
Miracles don't have to be the moving of Mountains, the parting of a sea ,the true miracles are the moving of our hearts to change.
Thank you Father for never leaving us when we are down and rewarding us with your unconditional Love.
Here is part of the write up too bad the media didn't share the real story behind the homeruns.
Justin Morneau was the champ. Everyone watching was a winner.
Hamilton's unbelievable 28-homer first-round outburst was the highest first-round total of all-time, and it will be the lasting memory of the 2008 Home Run Derby, as the Rangers star showed off his amazing power, belting 500-foot home runs and showing why he is the best story in baseball this season.
Morneau topped a tired Hamilton 5-3 in the last round, giving him the title. But the night belonged to Hamilton, a first-time All-Star who put on a dazzling power display worthy of The House That Ruth Built.
"The whole stadium, the way people responded, higher and higher — you can't beat it," Hamilton said. "Them chanting my name and getting louder, it makes you more focused."
Back from eight trips to rehab for drug and alcohol addiction that derailed his career, Hamilton broke Bobby Abreu's mark for one round. Abreu hit 24 home runs in the first round in 2005 at Detroit's Comerica Park.
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