The Word Among Us

Lent 2020 Issue

The Hitchhiker’s Tale

God still seeks and finds the lost.

By: Joy McCuen

The Hitchhiker’s Tale: God still seeks and finds the lost. by Joy McCuen

It was a dark and stormy night. No, this is not the start of a cheesy horror story. It is, however, the start of a story that took place on a dark and stormy night. This particular night, a surprisingly violent and dangerous nor’easter was attacking the New Jersey coast. My husband and I were driving through the blinding rain, the road illuminated briefly by intense flashes of lightning accompanied by thunderous booms overhead. It was not a night to be out, and we were anxious to get home.

The Lonely Hitchhiker. Suddenly, along the side of the road in the thick darkness, we noticed a person hitchhiking. We were not in the...


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