His son was growing up and would begin primary school the next year. It was February and the school registration would be in the next few months before the start of the new school year next January.
As a music teacher, he did not earn much to afford a home that would be near to any school. However, he knew he could trust the Lord to provide a good school for his son and to have a home conveniently located so commuting time to and from school would not deprive his son much needed sleep in the morning and again for extra curricular activities in the afternoons.
As a family we laid it out to the Lord in prayer and if we did not believe in God we would have panicked. For several months after committing the need for school and home to the Lord, there was nothing – Silence!
One Sunday afternoon in May, the Lord unexpectedly brought a newspaper advertisement to my attention. It was for a cosy apartment located opposite a primary school. Unbeknown to me, that location had been the desire of my brother’s heart and he had secretly asked the Lord for it.
I called to view the apartment at 6pm. The lady owner had waited for “the one” to buy the apartment from her that day. She was in a hurry to return to China and to her husband. Her plane ticket was booked to take her home, leaving Singapore at 11pm that night. Only one well known local actor viewed the apartment and it seemed her wish would not be granted.
The apartment fitted to a T for my brother and all that was required, was to agree on the price.
Excuse me? she quoted a price $40k more than we budgeted. All family members were disappointed and were about to give up. I reasoned, if the Lord wanted my brother to purchase the apartment He would give us the apartment at the price budgeted. I said I would at least ask. Continue reading