Marilyn , my wife, and I have just returned from visiting our daughter and her family. They live about 200 miles from us so we don’t see them as often as we would like although naturally we keep in contact by phone, text and email.
Each time we visit their house we are reminded that God does the unexpected. A couple of years ago they went to a house auction looking to purchase a low cost house that needed a lot of work.
As the auction progressed the expected price was soon greatly exceeded putting it out of their range. Naturally they felt dissapointed but as they were sitting in the middle of a row decided to wait through the remainder of the proceedings.
At the end a house they had seen but rejected because they knew it would be out of their price bracket came up for auction. There was no serious bidding. They made a bid and got the house.
Later they chatted to the man who out bid them and purchased the house they originally wanted. He admitted that he made a mistake. He got the two properties confused in his mind and that is why he bid so high. As a result of his mistake he could not afford to bid on the other house. Leaving it for our daughter.
It is a beautiful home.
We believe God set it aside for her.
In the same way we believe that our house sitters and house owners can look to God to match the right owners with the right sitters.