The Story of Two Horses

June 4, 2011

The Story of Two Horses

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
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

When the horse with the bell
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
God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect
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
being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our

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.
And remember…
be kinder than necessary –
everyone you
meet is fighting
some kind of battle.

Live simply,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly….
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