Picked up another hitchhiker today. He was an old man with a cane barely able to hold up his arm for very long. When we drove up beside him he just stared at us with his mouth open. lol I don't know if it was my appearance or the fact that someone had stopped to help him. I noticed his Jesus cap and he told God to bless us as he got in our car. He lived about a 20 minute drive away from where we picked him up, his car had not started where he left it. He was a Korean war vet and had been a minister for 57 years. I really enjoyed talking to him about his life, he was an accomplished traveler and he asked about us. He did assume that we are Christians and was surprised when we said no. But then he continued to tell us that the Lord will truely bless us for this. Honestly, I did accept his "good wishes" as I like to call them, and I thought they were wonderful. He was so very nice and shook our hands when he left. I feel great just having met people like that, even if I disagree with them and don't really believe that I am blessed and have jesus in my heart as he said.
What bothers me is how many times I have passed someone on the side of the road without thinking about turning around. What I want to ask is, how many times have you not picked up someone on the side of the road because of the thought,"Surely someone else will stop to help them soon." And you're almost certain of it.....almost. Why would car after car after car pass an old man with a cane? Why? Because they are all saying the same thing to themselves. "Surely someone will stop soon."