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Two Horses

Author Unknown
edited and posted by Bob Young
[permission is given to reprint with credit noted]


Just up the road from my home is a field with two horses in it. From a distance the horses look just like all other horses. But if you stop your car and watch for a few moments, or if you are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing. Looking into the eyes of one horse, you will see 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 listen a while, 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, and also makes it possible for him to follow her.

As you stand and watch these two friends, you will see that 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 is not 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 bells of those God places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others see the way.

Good friends are like that. You don't always see them, but you know they are there. Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours.

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