The Motor Home Prayers-Part 2

Dear Readers,

     This is part 2 of the month long motor home trek we took one year, and put on 3000 miles, never knowing of the impending danger…


     THE MOTOR HOME PRAYERS- Part 2      Journal Entry- June, 2005


     Two feet of grass faced us as we pulled into our driveway in New Braintree, Massachusetts.  While unloading, my daughter’s family drove up, and for the next couple hours, they listened to all our travel stories.



     Home a couple weeks now, both of us dug in to catch up the yardwork, bills, budget, and other things that occur when you are away that long.  The time finally came to check the brakes on the motor home.  For the next week, CJ worked at trying to remove the rear wheels.  All four of them were screwed on so tight that he had to order a special tool to loosen them.  Several times he almost gave in and called a professional garage for help, but always he would forego that idea to save money.

     Together we spent a great deal of time working on the problem; me in the driver seat holding the brake pedal, and him jumping on his wrench outside trying to get the big lug nuts to release.  He finally gave up after breaking and repairing his wrench, and all his innovative ideas ran out.

     The ordered tool finally arrived in the mail.  He was discouraged again because it arrived broken.  But Cal didn’t fret.  He was just so glad to get it, he repaired it, and went back to work. 

     As he removed wheel after wheel an amazing revelation became evident!

     "Hon, the rear brakes should have never carried us safely down from 10,000 feet of high country!" Calvin told me.  The deeper my hubby got into the job, the more he discovered, but not before lots of talking to the Lord and asking Him for help.  His new broken air wrench didn’t really work well.  It wasn’t strong enough to do what was necessary.

     Then CJ looked at me and said, "The Lord just gave me an idea!  I’m going to double the air pressure going in!" he told me.

     "OK, whatever that means!" I replied


     He ran to the hardware store and bought an adapter, to make a manifold, to help double the pressure.  Then he put it to the test!  Of course, at that point, I was kneeling in the diningroom window praying for a miracle!  "Please God, cut him a break!  He works so hard, please help him loosen the enormous lug nuts, amen!"

     When the first one came loose, I prayed again, and then again, all the way until we had 12 little miracles!  He finally got the last two rear wheels off the motor home!  Whew!

     Suddenly I heard a shout. "Come see this, hon!" he shouted from the driveway.  As I approached the 35′ camper, Cal showed me that the brake caliper on the rear driver side, was gone; completely broken off, and never replaced by the previous owners!  That means, we went almost 5000 miles with no rear brake on the driver side!  My husband told me, "When the brake line let go at Walmart on our way home, it was another blessing!"  Because Calvin had the intuition to tie off the brake line, we were safer those last 400 miles, than all the previous 4600 miles logged since we purchased the camper!  Our God is God!!!



     I would do the Lord an injustice if I didn’t mention what I saw one day on our month long quest.  I’ve only told this to my family!  I know some of you will think I’m crazy, but what I saw was as clear as day!

     On our way home, I witnessed something unique!  Sitting in the passenger seat, I looked out my window and saw a vision of a tiny angel hanging off the outside rear view mirror!  It had little wings, and a robe that was blowing in the wind, with tiny arms and hands that were holding on tight to the bottom part of the mirror bracket!  I knew something special was happening!  I knew this was a sign from God, that He was watching over us and would get us safely home!  In amazement, I watched it for quite a while.  Then I finally said, "CJ, do you see that outside the window?"

     "See what?" he looked around a bit.

     "The tiny angel on the mirror!" I came back.

     "No, I don’t see it!" he replied, "But if you do, that’s ok!"

     Then I looked back and it was gone!  I never saw it again.



     That trip was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.  We even got to go visit the little chapel where we eloped, in Golden, Colorado.

     Something wonderful is happening here and I’m not sure what it is, but God is behind it!  Of that, I am sure!


                                           Love in Christ,  Claire xoxo

     Phil. 3:8, "What’s more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surprising greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things.  I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ."  (NIV) 


     Proverbs 3:5+6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."  (NKJV) 


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