This morning I hitchhiked from Cedarville, California to Lakeview, Oregon. This tractor-trailer pulled over and gave me a ride into Lakeview. The driver said that he had picked me up before; he was a Christian and we had a great talk; he knew my friends in Cedarville.
So I got dropped off near the county courthouse in Lakeview. I went to the library and asked the librarian where the barbershop was in Lakeview. I spent some time on the Internet and then walked up main street.
I saw the barbershop and walked inside. I was sitting there getting a haircut when this older man and lady walked into the shop. We started talking and she told me that she had read my first book High Plains Drifter: A Hitchhiking Journey Across America a while back! That was a pleasant surprise.
I guess a friend of a friend of her's bought my book and then passed it on down. We had a very engaging conversation. She invited me to a local writers group that was meeting this evening. I am not sure if I am going to make it.
Man, I tell you: the Lord really knows how to put people in your path. God's timing is everything. A few weeks ago, I tried to hitchhike out of northern California, but it didn't happen. I walked eight miles north and didn't get a ride. So I changed direction, walked half a mile south, got a ride to this intersection and then waited five minutes and got a ride over Cedar Pass back to Cedarville. So it was God's will that I leave today and meet that lady in the barbershop in Lakeview, Oregon.
Obedience is better than sacrifice--which is another way of saying that it is a good idea to obey the Lord.
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