Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it. From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop your car or are walking by, you will notice something amazing….
Looking into the eyes of one horse you will discover that he is blind. His owner chose not to put him down, but made a good home for him.
If you stand nearby and listen, 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 the horse’s halter is a small bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.
As you stand and watch these two friends, you will see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray.
When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, it stops occasionally and looks back, making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.
Like the owner of these two horses, God does not abandon us just because we are imperfect 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 find their way….
Good friends are like stars… We may not always see them, but we know they are always there…
We are never alone. Our guide is always with us, sometimes in manifest form and sometimes in unmanifest form.
We need to be kinder then necessary, because everyone we meet is fighting some kind of battle.