Last Edited: Oct 14, 2008 8:47 AM
Listen for the Bell -
Just up the road is a field with two horses in it. 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 alone 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 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, our Heavenly Father does not throw us
away just because we are less than perfect or because we have problems or
face 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 have been placed in contact with us.
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
Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours. Always be kinder than
you may consider necessary. Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of
Peter and Michelle P.