Let us pray ...
Father, I ask You to bless everyone who is reading this right now, Lord. Show them a new revelation
of Your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. Where there is
pain, give them Your peace and Your mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace.
Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and
their comings. In Thy precious name I pray. Amen.
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 quite amazing.
Looking to 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.
listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours. And remember to be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is
fighting some kind of battle. Love generously, Care deeply,
Speak kindly, and leave the rest to God.