Monday, October 18, 2010

Two Horses


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Two Horses

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 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.
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"

My friend, Shan Chin, sent me the above email. It makes me think of all the people who had come into my life. It is amazing how God would send just the right people to
help us and how He too would make us His instrument of blessings to others.

Sometimes when we have problems and setbacks, as long as we do not give up on ourselves, God has something for us. Let us take the armless pianist Liu Wei, for example. He shared that there were only two choices for him - either to give up and live with depression or get up and make the most of his life, and as the world knows, he has indeed made the most of his perfect pair of legs which he could use to write on the computer, with a pen and brush, and best of all to produce such lovely music on the keyboard! I shared with my second sister, Ean Ean, about my effort to play the piano with my toes after having watched Liu Wei, but it was impossible.
Sister immediately removed her right foot from her shoe, and tried to use her toes as if to play the piano, and to her amusement and realisation, all the four toes always must come down together!

When Joni Erickson became paralysed from her neck down, she also picked herself up, and inspired millions with her zest for living. So did Lena Maria and Nick Vujicic
to quote a few more examples.

Indeed God makes almost perfect the lives of his imperfect beings. Let us all continue to trust in the hands of the mighty potter, so that we can continually yield to His touch and moulding day by day.

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