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
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,
it stops occasionally and looks back,
making 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 are like that...
You may not 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-
everyone you meet is fighting
some kind of battle.
FOR WE WALK BY FAITH
AND NOT BY SIGHT
From the email sent by Pak Hartono Gunawan