“How blessed is the one who does not follow the advice of the wicked, …
He is like a tree planted by flowing streams;
it yields its fruit at the proper time, …”
(Psalm 1:1, 3)
Glenda is our “next door” neighbor. A few months ago she bought a “new to her” 5th-wheel and moved in. She knows nothing about her trailer. Early Christmas Day she stopped Katie to ask if Bruce could help her with a problem. It seems that in the middle of the night, she was awakened by an alarm and she thought someone was trying to break into her trailer. She thought the previous owner had installed a security alarm as she was able to clear it when she opened and closed the entrance door a few times.
When we investigated a short time later, we discovered her “security alarm” was the propane alarm! She had a propane leak and we found two burners on her stove that were turned on (with no flame). After shutting the burners and the valves on the propane tanks and airing out the trailer, we were thankfully able to get things back to normal for her. We explained what she should do in the future if this were to happen again. For such a small living space there are so many systems to make it all work!
For example, an RV has two different electrical systems, one 120 VAC and the other 12 VDC. They work together to power the rig. There are plumbing systems for city water and on-board water. Plumbing also includes sewage and sink drains that go to storage tanks. There are two ways many RVs use to run their refrigerator and hot water tanks: 120 VAC and propane. There is also the propane furnace for heating and 120 VAC for air conditioning. And often there is a hydraulic system tossed in. All this on just a travel trailer. A motor home has even more systems!
As we look back on our 50 years of education and experience we see that we were blessed with the skill set needed to live in and take care of an RV. But that is not all. Wiersbe in his commentary on Psalm 1 writes: “God blesses us that we might be a blessing to others (Gen. 12:2). If the blessing stays with us, then the gifts become more important than the Giver, and this is idolatry. We are to become channels of God’s blessing to others. It’s a joy to receive a blessing but an even greater joy to be a blessing to someone else. ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’ (Acts 20:35).”
We have truly been blessed in many ways and we do not want the blessing to remain with us. We hope that we can be a channel of God’s blessing to others. 🤠🤗
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