Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it.
From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse.
But if you stop your car, or are walking by,
you will notice something quite amazing….
Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that
he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him
put down, but has made a good home for him.
This alone is amazing. If you stand nearby and
listen, you will hear the sound of a bell.
Looking around for the source of the sound,
you will see that it comes from the smaller
horse in the field.
Attached to the horse’s halter is a small bell.
It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is,
so he can follow.
As you stand and watch these two friends,
you’ll see that the horse with the bell is always
checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse
will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to
where the other horse is, trusting that he
will not be led astray.
When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the
barn each evening, it stops occasionally and looks back,
Making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind
to hear the bell.
Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw
us away just because we are not perfect or because we
have problems or challenges.
He watches over us and even brings others into our lives
To help us when we are in need..
Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by
the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives.
Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to
find their way….
Good friends are like that… You may not always
see them, but you know they are always there..
Please listen for my bell and I’ll listen for yours,
Be kinder than necessary
Everyone you meet is fighting
Some kind of battle.
FOR WE WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT
Walking by faith isn’t always easy and it’s something you have to learn. God isn’t a magic genie. He doesn’t always answer our prayers the way we want but he is always there for us. For us to lean on, to learn from and to trust in.