Listen for my bell, I’ll listen for yours

I was talking to a friend today that told me of his little dog that had gone blind and had (I kid you not) a “seeing-eye-cat” that lead him everywhere, it reminded me of another story that touched my heart. It was about two horses.

One of the horses had gone blind, and the owner couldn’t bear to have him put down. If you watched him, he was always with a companion and if you were close enough you could hear a little bell ringing as the smaller horse moved around. As he trotted to different areas of the field he would look back for his companion, whose ears were at attention listening. In the evening when it was time to eat, you would notice that the horse with the bell would wait until his friend caught up before he went into the barn to eat. Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we aren’t perfect or because we have problems and 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.

I think there are times when someone is put in our life to test us, to see how we act and react. Ecclesiastes 11:1 Be generous: Invest in acts of charity. Charity yields high returns. Please listen for my bell and I’ll listen for yours. Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

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