Did you ever have that nagging feeling the Lord is trying to tell you you shouldn’t do something, or maybe it was a case of all doors being closed to a particular event happening. Sometimes we listen and sometimes we don’t, but praise the Lord we listened this time!
For a week or so, we’d heard an odd “bang” in the back end of the 15 passenger van. We just figured it was something loose on the muffler, tail pipe, etc. or something loosed under a seat. However, the light “bang” turned into a full blown “Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang” on Monday. It raised Lowell’s alarm bells so heavily that he brought it right into Okanagan Engine Rebuilders, and put a major hold on our planned trip with Grandpa into the mountains to Trail, BC, till we knew what happened.
Issue #1 – Lowell was very concerned there was some kind of tranny issue, and there was. Although minor, if it had been left, it could have torn the tranny apart.
Issue #2 was where it was made abundantly clear that God either did not want us going on this trip or wanted it postponed: We had less than 40% of our brakes left! Not a good thing for going up and down the Canadian Rockies!!!! Wake up call!!!!
We needed to leave this morning to make this trip work, but we only got the van back mid-day today.
Okay, Lord, we are really awake now !!!
Issue #3 – As I drove it, the brakes felt very soft, but I forgot to tell Lowell as he had to go to a meeting using the car. When he drove the van this afternoon, he brought it back to the shop only to find out the master brake cylinder was failing. The old brake fluid was about the only thing keeping it together, but when new stuff was put in, it started to fall apart. That would have been really bad in the Rockies!
So, OKER replaced it in about an hour, even with the time it took to speed ship the cylinder from a local supplier. Thanks guys!!!!
So, all that to say:
Praise the Lord for reviving “Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang!”
The Lord used that to most likely save our lives.