We are all God’s sheep …

“He took on his own shoulders the sin of the many, he took up the cause of all the black sheep.” Isaiah 53:12

imageI am not the black sheep in my family, nor are ┬ámy brothers. We equally shared the love and guidance of our parents and, I must say, we all turned out okay–good citizens who love The Lord.

I have friends who consider themselves to be the black sheep of their family. I hear, “I don’t know why, but my mother never liked me.” They didn’t say, “My mom never loved me,” because that would be too painful to say out loud.

Debby Piorkowski, a writer friend from church, wrote a novel about two teenage girls living in New York City. The book cimageovers issues about racial diversity, mental health, drug abuse, sexuality, and how their faith helped them through rough times. Both girls had a tenuous relationship with their mother. Debby didn’t refer to them as “black sheep,” but as “The Lost Sheep,” the title of her book (the ebook version is currently offered through Amazon for $.99).

Jesus came to earth for the lost sheep and the black sheep. Because of the blood shed by the Lamb of God, in heaven all people will be pure “white sheep.”

Lord, help those who struggle with relationships know you will never withhold love from them. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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