Sunday, January 24, 2010


~Author Unknown


Just up the road from my house 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 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 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'll 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, he 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 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 are like that.
You may not always see them, but you know they are always there.
Please listen for my bell and I will listen for yours.


Marlene said...

What a lovely post, those horses are beautiful. Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comments on my doll.

inojai said...

I love this story!

Linda in New Mexico said...

Lovely sweet story. Does that mean that ding-a-lings attract one another? I am living proof of that huh? Thanks for ringing your bell and giving me good stuff to think about and enjoy.
vert word stacce...not a word at all but one of the horse's names Stacce.

~dani~ said...

STJ was here! We finally made it to check out your linking badge this month. Door Prize Winners announced on blog soon (from the 13th update). Hope you win!

Rick said...

I knew a blind pony once, very similar. Such a gentle spirit. We adopted an old racehorse. Poor thing whipped and run into nothing. He's just so grateful for kindness. So should we all be. Nice post. ~rick

Jan said...

this is a very touching post. I hope I will respond to your ringing bell if every you feel the need to ring it. Oh wait, no, maybe it should be that I will ring a bell for you if ever you should need it. What ever, it is always good to have friends.:-)