Monday, January 22, 2007

Good Friends

I received this story in a recent e-mail and thought it worth sharing. I'm sorry there was no listed author to give credit too:




Two Horses

Just up the road from my home is a field, in which are two horses.

From a distance, each looks like every 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 is amazing.

If nearby and listening, 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 her halter is a small bell.

It lets her blind friend know where she is, so he can follow her. As you stand and watch these two friends, you'll see how she is always checking on him, and that he will listen for her bell and then slowly walk to where she is, trusting that she will not lead him astray. When she returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, she stops occasionally and looks back, making sure her friend isn't too far behind to hear the bell.

Like the owner 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 see.

Good friends are like this. You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.

Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours.

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3 comments:

Janet C. said...

What a beautiful story. I'm listening for you bell.

The Editor said...

That's an awesome story. Thanks for sharing!

Janet C. said...

Sorry to hear about the little guy over at smalltowns place, dehydration is an awful experience. Hope everything and everybody is back to good health soon.