Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wonderful Story

A story of two horses

Here is a thoughtful story that was forwarded to us that we wanted to share...

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. "Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle"


Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

That's a lovely story, Donna! Thanks for sharing it with us. I especially like the quote at the end about being kinder than necessary--I think I might put that one up on my big chalkboard in the kitchen.

ginger@bearbits said...

How sweet and how true. What a great story and a great lesson.

Happy Holidays!


Donna Griffin said...

Hi Cheryl and Ginger! Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments! Cheryl, I felt just the same way about the line at the end. I've had it on my mind since I first read it. I wish you both happy holidays! I so appreciate both of you taking time to leave a comment!
Kindest regards and love,

Lala said...

Lovely, thank you.

Donna Griffin said...

I'm glad you reminded me of this story. Hope I can live up to its message.