There were two horses in a field. From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse, but the difference was quite amazing. Looking into the eyes of the older horse will disclose that he is blind. His owners have chosen not to have him put down and have made a good home for him. If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. The sound is coming from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to the horse’s halter is a small bell. It lets the blind horse know where the other horse is so he can follow. The horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse. The blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the horse with the bell is, trusting that he will not be led astray. When the horse with the bell returns to the barn each evening, it stops occasionally and looks back to make sure that the blind 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 to find their way. Good friends and family are like that. You may not always see them, but you know they are always there. Please listen for our bell and we will listen for yours.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
The Klinger’s - Andrew, Ashley, Bella & Barklee