Its a terrible thing for someone to feel unloved or as if they don’t matter or aren’t cared for by anyone. In our manic world, more and more people are feeling left out and unloved, even though nothing could be further from the truth.
Something that Christians know is that we are all loved — God loves every single one of his children and that literally means every man, woman and child on this planet. We are all loved, cared for, thought of and tremendously important.
I recently read a wonderful tale about two horses and it made me feel good, so I want to share it with our readers:
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 get a closer look you will notice something quite interesting…
One of the horses is blind.
His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made him a safe and comfortable barn to live in.
This alone is pretty amazing.
But if you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell — it is coming from a smaller horse in the field.
Attached to the horse’s halter is a small, copper-colored 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 he will not be led astray.
When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, he will stop occasionally to look 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 and other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way.
The blind horse was loved — not just by the smaller horse who helped and guided him, but by the farmer who kept him and made sure he had a safe and welcoming home. We can all learn something from this tale and its that love, hope, compassion and generosity are not weaknesses, but in truth, are great strengths that make us special and amazing.
“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.” – Psalm 62-8
“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” – Zephaniah 3:17