The Second story in “A Max Lucado Children’s Treasury“.
A story about a lamb who is different from all the other lambs, color blemishes, an orphan and crippled. The story tells of his sadness at being different, and a friendship he makes with an old female cow. Joshua (the crippled lamb) watches sadly as the other lambs do things without him. One day the shepherds take all of the lambs to a far off pasture, all except Joshua, because he would be too slow.
Left alone at the barn with Abigail, Joshua is again sad, until he realizes that God had a special plan for him. God had provide a way for Joshua to meet the new King, a baby born in a manger who needed the special warmth of Joshua’s wool. Joshua, because he was crippled was able to be among the first to meet Jesus, something he never could have done if he had been like all of the other sheep.
A great story to help remind young people (or ourselves) that God’s ways are not our own, and that what may seem unfair or bad, may be used for His glory and also to allow us to be apart of something much bigger. God is so cool like that!!
** Note: The books are linked to Amazon only because I know you can find it there along with the details that are on the back of the book. You could purchase it at any Christian bookstore or any major book store of your choice. Max Lucado and Amazon.com have no clue who I am or that I have written this review 🙂
**and this book was purchased by me (I think, otherwise it was a gift to one of my kids, and I can’t remember who it’s from 😦 )