After we realised that our offer had been accepted, we were so excited and rapt that we told everyone how we got a house in one day. One of our friends, Gary, was so happy for us he decided to have a look at the house himself!
So, there he was standing outside the house having a look at it when the owners came back from buying Fish ‘n’ Chips.
Q: What would you do if you were ‘caught’ looking at someone’s house?
A: You say, “I’m a friend of the people who have just bought your home.”
Q: What would you do if you came home and found someone looking at your house and he claimed to be a friend of the people who just purchased your home?
A: You let him in, of course!
So, Gary got the grand tour of the house!
While they were talking, the owners remarked that the real estate agent mentioned that we home school our children. (While I was inspecting the house, I told the agent that we had been looking for a house that was suited to our lifestyle, ie a room for home schooling would be ideal). The owners were curious to know whether Mark and I happen to be Christians by any chance.
“Yes,” Gary replied. “We go to the same church.” [We did attend the same church back in 2006, but not anymore. Both Gary and our family have moved to other churches.]
The owners then said that they had been praying that a Christian family would buy their home.
So, again, God was at work.
Then we later found out that our offer was not the highest offer on the table. There was another offer, but it was ‘subject to finance’. Ours was not subject to finance – our other house had sold and we knew that our offer was good. So, why did they accept our offer and not the higher one? It seems that one of their children was with them sorting through the offers and pointed to ours and said, “This one feels right.”
Talk about a God-thing.
But wait, there’s more…