A young man and his father who spent sleepless nights thinking about the auction of their long-lost family farm felt humbled after fellow farmers remained silent so they could win the bid.
Lost Family Farm
In a heartwarming story shared by Lauri Gwilt of Good News Network, a group of farmers in Nebraska united together to help a fellow farmer. Apparently, a young farmer, David, heard the story as a child about how they lost 80 acres of their family farm. And he longed to take it back one day. However, when they had the chance to take it back, David and his father weren’t ready.
In 2011, an auction was conducted for the 80 acres of land. David and his family had only a couple of weeks left, but they still had no money to buy the land. Hence, he and his father spent two weeks of sleepless nights just to raise the “best number” they could. And finally, the day of the auction came.
Farmers Came Together
David and his dad arrived at the Auction House feeling discouraged because 200 farmers were present. Owners of larger farms who could surely outbid the small amount of money they had. Then the Auctioneer began to open the bid, and David and his dad immediately made their first bid. When the Auctioneer called out for a second, then third, many attempts, the room remained silent. No one chose to outbid David and his father.
David won the bid, and the Auctioneer awarded the 80 acres to them. Finally, their family’s long-lost farm was back in their hands, complete again.
“I’ve had two profoundly humbling days in my life,” David said about that moment. “The first was the day my son was born. The second was that unforgettable day at the Auction House.”
GNN’s Lauri, who interviewed David, felt hope stirring inside him. And he thought, “There it is, there’s another example of what’s right with our world; community.”
God is good and faithful to the family of David. Praise God!
Reference: Good News Network