A Testimony from Hitchhiking

I’ve been hitchhiking for years and have lots of colorful stories to share. Here’s a recent encounter I had:

While hitchhiking into town, I was picked up by a man who had clearly been outside most of the day. He told me that he works in security on the borders of Israel. When he asked where I was from, I told him Texas. Then I described a recent attack in Amarillo where a Muslim came into a Walmart, taking hostages with his gun because he wasn’t satisfied with his salary there. Thank G-d the SWAT team took him out and no one else was hurt. The left wingers are calling this workplace violence instead of terrorism.

The man in the truck began to yell at me, “Do you know who I am?! Did you ever meet me before?!”

“No,” I answered quietly.

“I am an Arab!”

“Oops, I’m dead”, I thought.

“I am an Arab Christian and I know what terrorism looks like and this is it!” Then he began to yell repeatedly, “Obama, ata lo b’seder – Obama, you are not ok!” “I see what these Muslim terrorists can do and if you don’t identify them for who they really are, then you’re in big trouble.”

When he calmed down, I told him that I’m a Jewish believer in Messiah so then we spoke about Yeshua and how this is mainly a spiritual battle. I made a new politically incorrect friend today. Only in Israel….

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Carolyn Margolin-Hyde was raised in an Orthodox Jewish synagogue near Chicago. She graduated from University of Illinois and as an RN she practiced nursing for many years. After making Aliyah Carolyn served as worship leader at K’tsir Asher, The Harvest of Asher Congregation, in Akko, and then led worship at Kehilat Poriya, a congregation near Tiberius. She has written and recorded many worship songs in English and Hebrew and her worship CD’s include “Just Like Joseph” and “The Latter Rain”- contemporary worship CDs; “Deep Calls to Deep” – a soaking CD; and “Fine Linen” – worship with a touch of the blues.