Our bus was going uphill. A convoy of buses was coming downhill. Something had to give. I probably wasn’t the only female on the bus who held her breath the whole time. Eli, our Israeli bus driver, got out and had a few words with the driver of the front bus going down. Finally, Eli got back in and backed up the bus. He never got rattled, just held his own and did what needed to be done.
Sometimes we all have to back up and let the other guy have the right-of-way. Sometimes we need to stop and rethink things. Other times we need to go full speed ahead. Please pray with us as we wait on the Lord about a long-term Israel trip. We’re ready to go or stay.
We’d even trust our lives to Eli’s experienced driving–and God’s steady Hand. We do hope to meet Eli again some day. He was just one bright spot on our amazing trip to the Holy Land two years ago.
Check out Ebenezer and Ninety-Eight Friends. It might help you on some of your up-hill climbs. It contains no story about a bus, but there are ones about Israel and one about getting stuck in the mud.