There 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 he is blind.
His owner has chose to not have him put down and 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 bell you will see it comes from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to her halter is a small bell. It let's 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's always checking on him, and that he will listen for her bell, and 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 to far behind to hear the bell.
Like the owner of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we're not perfect or 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 see.
Good friends are like this.............You don't always see them, but you know they are always there. Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours. " Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.