A sad story - with a happy ending

"And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves (Joseph's brothers) for selling me (Joseph) here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you" (Genesis 45:5).
Isn't it wonderful how the Lord can turn things around - to serve His purpose, to bring glory to His Name? Who would have thought that the story of Joseph and his brothers would have turned out like this? It looked like a sad story, but it had a happy ending. This was because God was in the story. Every step of the way, God was there.