RN, very interesting that you mention a homeless hitchhiker in Florida on an exit ramp. I live in Florida just north of Tampa and I have had many interactions with homeless and hitchhiking men along the I-75 corridor from Tampa north up through the Ocala area (a stretch I drive frequently). I even wrote a poem (entitled Homeless Joe)about one of my encounters with a homeless man at an exit ramp off of I-75 in the Ocala area. I have posted the poem on this website and at the end of the poem I mention the Scripture Hebrews 13:2, as Faith Won mentioned, because I was positive that I had just entertained an angel when I took him to dinner with me.
You know what's odd though, is after every encounter I tell myself that the next one that I help, I'm going to ask him if he's an angel and then every time I forget to. I wonder if it's their power that causes me not to ask?? Maybe for some reason they don't want me to ask and they somehow cause me not to?? Maybe they just want me to enjoy their presence and they want to enjoy my presence?
This is another good one... I had another instance where I picked up a man on the side of the road. As we were driving to a grocery store to get him some food, he gave me a wallet and a wrench that he said he found on the side of the road. He said he wasn't from the area and that maybe I could find out who owns the wallet and get it back to him. As an engineer, I'm very hands-on and love to tinker with things so I kept the wrench and still use it to this day and think of that man (angel?) every time I use it. OK, so on the way to the grocery store, I gave the man a Bible and witnessed to him. He was very excited to receive the Bible and said he would share it with someone. So after we left the grocery store (he really loved eating the chicken strips btw :-)) he told me to drop him off at a certain exit so I did. As I was driving away, I looked back and he was just gone. I am still perplexed about where he went, although if he was an angel then I'm not perplexed at all.
Next I looked through the wallet that he gave me. It had a driver's license, credit cards, receipts, money, etc. From the driver's license I was able to get an address of the person who owned the wallet and proceeded to drive to his house. When I met the man and gave him the wallet, the look on his face was priceless. He thanked me incessently and said he was about to lose his job because of all the important work receipts that were in his "lost" wallet. He said that I saved his job because of this. I told him that a very nice man along the highway gave it to me. Then I proceeded to witness to this man. He was receptive and told me his relatives had been trying to get the Gospel through to him and trying to get him to come to Church. Well he told me that he would start going back to Church and consider the Gospel and trusting in Jesus Christ as his Savior. He was just blown away from the circumstances that allowed him to receive his wallet back. It was as if you could tell from his face and expressions that he knew this had to be a Divine circumstance.
Psalm 77:14 - You are the God who does wonders;
You have declared Your strength among the peoples.
2Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.