I had an interesting-weird experience at starbucks recently… I go there alot free wifi and a quad espresso and I’m good for a while… I was there with my son and this guy came in and it wasn’t to get coffee. He walked in was acting like he was looking at the menu and kept looking at me. I could tell his intent was to talk to me.
So he came sat down right next to me and picked up a flyer I had on the table next to me on a product I was reviewing-writing and article about and asked me about it. He introduced himself and asked my name. My son came up and he said hi wants your name. My son said his name the guy respond by saying his name in Hebrew and I was like okay hi. So what do you know about Hebrew and he said “well you could say were family” so I responded ok cool where do you go to congregation and he responded “I don’t but if you tell me where you go I will go with you.” This was odd to me it felt like a test or a quiz because one I wasn’t offering a congregation and I wasn’t seeking to invite anyone and if your Jewish I don’t plan to invite you to the Messianic congregation I attend unless I know your ready for Jesus.
I’m sorry I don’t do the romans road or torah tract to Jesus sorry not me. Call billy graham he might could help. Anyways, I sensed the guy was nervous and he looked familiar like one of the young guys at the orthodox kollel I went to for a class on the Crash Course in Jewish history. It felt like a set up. There was no relationship, not connection, and no real dialogue he wanted to know where I went to congregation and he wanted me to invite him. I’m sorry I don’t do that I’m not sure thats a good idea at this moment.
My response was “well I just go back from camping since its sukkot and were going to the JCC tonight for their Sukkot thing for kids. I attend a conservative shul somtimes.” He interrupted me before I was done and asked me what the address was and I was like “uh man I don’t remember my wife usually drives there the rabbi is a good speaker I love the service.” I was so glad he interrupted me to ask the address of the conservative shul before I said well I do go to this messianic congregation just not what I felt like saying anyway… **whew** wipes bro… eesh… I don’t think it was a good idea at the time and contextually with how he acted and was gone I’m sure I did whats right maybe not to other but my spirit and conscious are pure.
So when I didn’t know the address he started saying he couldn’t handle the smell of the coffee and left. He didn’t ask for a phone number or anything, it seemed like a test to see if I would invite him to church or something. I don’t know. I mean I go to a conservative congregation from time to time. I’ve went to an orthodox shul for some classes. I teach PE at a Jewish Day school. I mean my profile is out there you see me. Its odd.
So I’m not sure what that was. Has anyone ever had that kind of stuff happen to them? Any clue what that was about? I feel like I was being checked out or scouted. My wife was paranoid thinking how did they know you were there. I’m like who are “they” and what are you talking about. The guy saw me walked and I wanted me to tell him where I went to church. I thought it was weird but I don’t think its a conspiracy.
Was that just a weird event or what?