I have never had the occasion to physically hitchhike. I also have never physically picked up a hitchhiker, but I have seen plenty people standing on the roadside with their thumbs out waiting, anticipating and hoping that someone going in the direction they need to go will stop and pick them up.
When I’ve seen the scenario played out in media the first question the offeror of the ride asks is “where are you headed?” The hitchhiker may respond with a specific destination, but often times they will go as far as you can take them, thus the phrase “I’m going your way”.
We all have a destination we need to arrive at. Life is a series of passages that roll up into an ultimate journey.
There are many roads we will walk that will seem long and weary. When we carry the weight of our families, jobs and friends our soul (mind, will and emotions) gets heavy. It is in these moments that we could use a ride.
Many times I’ve had my thumb out longing for someone breezing through to stop and inquire of my end goal, target, my aspirations and final objective and offer me assistance in getting there; but, patiently stood watching the taillights, feeling the wind and tasting the dust as they moved passed in a rapid pace.
I understand that we Iive in an age when helping others can be detrimental to our wellbeing. A time when those seeking help are looking for an opportunity to take an advantage; therefore, we must be cautious. But we also must remain diligent in the care of our fellowman.
We can not allow fear to keep us from service. If we do, freedom will never come for many. Including ourselves!
Philippians 2:4 The Passion Translation (TPT) 4 Abandon every display of selfishness. Possess a greater concern for what matters to others instead of your own interests.
While self care is extremely important it does not afford us the right of selfishness.
A world 🌎 where people only care abut their individual needs, interest and plans is a cold and bitter place.
You may never physically take in a hitchhiker, but be watchful for soulical thumbs.
If you see a sister or brother moving slow, in distress, upset, feeling depressed, please take a moment and offer them a ride. You may not be able to get them to the end of the journey, but lighten the load and take them as far as you can!