Wednesday, August 2, 2006




Just up the road from my home 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 you will discover 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 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 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 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.

***This is from an email***

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