There is one part that is not so fun and that's the maintenance of it. Take the tires for example: there are four of them. Each one has to be taken care of because if one blows it can leave us in a precarious situation. I check the PSI every time we go out and make sure that they are in good shape.
They usually are . . . until today.
I noticed that one of the tires was low and getting lower by the hour - the thing was going flat fast. This trailer is not like a car, it doesn't come with a jack - it's 7,000 lbs - definitely need a professional. We belong to Good Sam's club (like AAA for trailers) and they came out and voila - they switched the tire out for the spare and left it for me to look at.
As I examined the tire I had a hard time finding anything - until I looked closer and ran my fingers around the tread. There it was a 2" flat head nail completely buried in the tread. On reflection I realized I probably picked up the nail before my last trip as I noticed the tire was a little low then. So it has been three weeks that this huge nail has been draining air out one of the most important items on my trailer. The good news is that I took the tire in and for $18 they removed the nail and plugged the hole - good as new!
It got me thinking about our Christian life. There are a lot of aspects of our lives, but one of the most important aspects of it is our faith - belief that God is going to do what He says He is going to do. There can be a lot of things in our life that allow our faith to "leak" out of our lives. So are easy to recognize; some like my nail are not evident immediately.