6-Week Series: Against All Odds

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Two Horses ~ Author Unknown

Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it.

>From a distance, each looks like every 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 nearby and listening, 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 her halter is a small bell. It lets her blind friend know

where she is, so he can follow her.

As you stand and watch these two friends, you’ll see how she is always

checking on him, and that he will listen for her bell and then slowly walk

to where she is, trusting that she will not lead him astray. When she

returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, she stops occasionally

and looks back, making sure her friend isn’t too far behind to hear the


Like the owner of these two horses, God does not throw us away just

because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges....

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