An old guy working there, probably in his mid 70s, saw me and asked, “Try a sample of pizza? It’s only $5.99 for the whole pie.”
Spotting the sausage, I said, “No thanks, I don’t eat sausage.”
“Are you vegetarian? We’ve got a veggie pizza here if you like”, he asked.
“Heh. No thanks. I don’t eat pork, so sausage and pepperoni, that sort of thing, are out.”, I responded.
“Oh, are you Jewish?”
“Hahah, yeah.”, I laughed.
“I love Jewish people. I mean that.”, he says.
“Oh, thank you. I really appreciate that.” I respond.
He continues, “And I don’t care what happens over there. Israel is going to remain, and they’re going to win. It’s what the book says”, he points down to his hand, as if reading the text, “and I believe it.”
I smile. “I believe it too!”
Now, maybe the old guy was trying to sell more pizza, but I think there was some truth in there. And I think God’s put in gentiles, especially Christians, a love of Jewish people and Israel unlike any other time in the history of the world.
Why now, at this time in history, remains to be seen.