Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Easter & Happy Passover my friends.

A good story to share for this holy week,

Two Horses

There 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 horses, 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.
And remember...be kinder than necessary-everyone
you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly....

Leave the rest to God

& Thank you to the unknown author.

8 comments:

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

This is beautiful...really, and so true! Thanks so much for sharing this (always a good reminder!)
Have a blessed weekend!

Mignon said...

I needed these wise, kind words today. Since I've been working in the jail I forget how lovely some things can be. Thank You and Peace!

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Nice.

Kitty said...

what a lovely story?

You can so easily forget that you might be the guide horse. All too often we look out and wonder who is guiding us, when we forget the power that each of us has, and our impact on others.

It's also too easy to see the world as being against us. Thanks for this!

Carolyn said...

Thank you so much for sharing this story. It is such a beautiful reminder for our lives.
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading both your blogs. I must ask how you manage to reconcile them....all the beautiful pics of food on one and working so hard to lose on the other!
I must keep up with this, I'm linking you to my blog! Thank you again and smiles

MmeBenaut said...

What a beautiful Easter message Lily. Sometimes the simplest things can give us the most joy. I hope that your Easter was blessed.

MuseSwings said...

Beautiful sweet story!

Lori Skoog said...

Being a horse person...I loved the story and the message..