27th December, 2022
Some time ago, I visited a farm, with two horses in it.
From a distance, each horse looked like any other horse.
While gazing at the beautiful animals, I noticed something quite amazing.
One of the horses was blind. His owner had chosen not to have him put down, but had made a good home for him.
I could hear the sound of a bell nearby.
Looking around for the source of the sound, I saw that it came from the smaller horse in the field.
Attached to the horse’s halter was a small bell. It let the blind friend know where the other horse was, so he could follow.
As I stood and watched these two friends, I saw that the horse with the bell was always checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse would listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse was, trusting that he would not be led astray.
When the horse with the bell returned to the shelter of the barn each evening, it stopped occasionally and looked back, making sure that the blind friend wasn’t too far behind to hear the bell.
Like the owners of these two horses, God also 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 to find their way.
Good friends and family are like that. You may not always see them, but you can hear the bell and know they are always there.
Thank you for listening to my bell in the year going by. In the coming year, Please listen for my bell and I’ll listen for yours.
We all walk by hope and faith and not by sight alone.
Let’s ring our bell for all our friends and family in the coming year & stay blessed forever.