Saturday, March 18, 2006

Two Horses

Thanks Judy for sending me this story.

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 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 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.

10 Comments:

At 10:52 AM, Blogger kathi said...

This was a wonderful story and great example of the love God has for us. Thank you for sharing.

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger Big Dave T said...

That's a particularly good story to hear when you feel burdened by others.

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger Katie said...

thata is a very sweet story....

 
At 4:52 PM, Blogger Nankin said...

My niece and her husband have two horses, one of which is blind. They have chosen to keep their precious pet and give her the best life possible.

 
At 5:16 PM, Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

A lovely story, and a great reminder of how each of us, imperfect beings, has some valuable place in this world!

 
At 7:32 PM, Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

That is so true. Thank you for sharing that.

 
At 8:08 PM, Blogger Merle said...

Hi Lucy ~~ A great story with a lesson for us all. There is always some way we can help others, even if only with a word of encouragement.
Glad you liked the poem on Herons Nest.
Cheers, Merle.

 
At 11:41 PM, Blogger Mountain Mama said...

What a beautiful story. Thanks so much for sharing it. If only we humans could always be as caring as the faithful guide horse.

 
At 12:34 AM, Blogger Marel Lecone said...

Oh, this is good. Thanks so much. :)

 
At 5:06 AM, Blogger john4you said...

Really this was nice. Please share some more ideas if you have about Field Shelters.

 

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