"Sure," said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle. "Here Dolly!" he called. Out from the doghouse and down ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur. As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else coming out of the doghouse. Slowly, another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller.
Down the ramp it slid. Then in a awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up. "I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt.
The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would." With that the little boy reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe.
Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "Sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands." With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the little pup. Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy. "How much, sir?" asked the little boy. "No charge, son," answered the farmer, "There's no charge for love."
We too could be a blessing to others who is hurting. Our condition may not be perfect but it is a perfect setting for a heartfelt empathy to others who is going through similar experience. You may hobble and run slower than the others but remember that we are not the only one with our ‘conditions’, be a friend. I’m convinced this is one of the reasons God created friends, so we could walk together sharpening each other in the love of Jesus Christ.
Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.
- Unknown Author