What seems to be tragic may actually become an occasion for joy

Joe Wagner once attended an auction where a little girl’s champion lamb went up for sale. As the bids came in, the little girl, standing beside the lamb, began to cry. The higher the bids rose, the more she cried. Finally, a local businessman bought the lamb for more than a thousand dollars, but then gave it back to her.
Months later, Joe was judging school essays and came across one from a girl who told about the time her champion lamb had been auctioned. ‘The prices began to get so high,’ she wrote, ‘that I started to cry from happiness. Then the man who bought the lamb for much more than I ever dreamed I’d get, gave it back to me, and when I got home, Daddy barbecued it. It was really delicious.’ It sounds like another version of that old Bible truth that what seems to be tragic may actually become an occasion for joy.

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