But if you took a closer look you would notice something quite interesting. One of the cows is blind. His owner has chosen not to do away with it, but has made him a safe and comfortable barn to live in. Now that is really wonderful.
If you stood nearby and listened, you would hear the sound of a bell. It is coming from a smaller cow in the field. Hung around the Cow’s neck is a small, silver-colored bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other Cow is, so he can follow.
As you stand and watch these two friends you’ll see that the Cow with the bell is always checking on the blind Cow, and that the blind Cow will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other Cow is, trusting he will not be led astray.
When the Cow with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, he would stop occasionally to look back, making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.
Moral of The Story
Like the owners of these two Cows, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect. Or because we have problems or challenges. He always watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need.
Sometimes we are the blind Cow, being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. And at other times we are the guide Cow, helping others to find their way.