Sunday, 9 January 2011

Monday Morning Inspiration # 100


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 at other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way.

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10 comments:

Asha said...

I"M WORDLESS to describe my feelings for this post. Please come up regularly with MMI. I have subscribed to your MMI's and you have no clue how many people's monday morning blues you could be driving away.

Sripriya said...

Thank you Shalini! you made my day! Much needed message for me at this time! Thanks again!

A.S.R.S.Bharadwaj said...

It wz really an amazing one...

Anonymous said...

Shalini,

First of all let me congratulate you for the 100th MMI . I know it calls for a lot of passion to keep writing such posts inspite
of all your other activities .
We wish yoiu good luck and pray
you would be guided well and you would also be a wondeful guide .

I just love your articles as much as I love You - Kala

Vinod said...

Congrats to MMI and Shalini on 100 successful posts :) Definitely not a child's play.. Each and Every article is inspiring and thought provoking. perfect way to start a week.

Way to go Shalini :) Keep inspiring us !!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Asha

Im touched by your comment.Will make sure I post them regularly. Thank you soo much for your encouraging words :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Sripriya

Glad you liked it and found the message useful :) Have a great week ahead :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Bharathwaj

Thank you very much. Happy to have you in my blog space :) Will visit your blog soon !

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Amma

I love you too :) Thank you very much for those wonderful wishes .. I hope to keep a lot more MMI s coming as well :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Vinod

Thank you very much :) And like all your wishes I really would like to keep the MMI column going with a new post every week :) :)