The Black Sheep Respond with Love

Have you ever experienced a spiritual vision that left you in awe? Well, let me tell you about one I had during my prayer time one morning.

The Holy Spirit opened my eyes to a mesmerizing scene of a rich green pasture. I saw a flock of white sheep peacefully grazing on the grass with a solitary black sheep amongst them. What caught my attention was that all the white sheep looked at one another as if they were gossiping about something. But the lone black sheep was quietly grazing, minding his own business. Then, out of nowhere, the white sheep stopped looking at each other and became fixated on — you guessed it — the black sheep! The vision ended there, leaving me with a lot to ponder.

Vision Meaning

Not understanding what the vision meant, I asked Jesus for its interpretation. He answered, “The white sheep were searching for the one they could blame for their bad behavior. Humans are like these sheep. Whether they are conscious of it or not, they don’t want to be responsible for their sin or bad behavior. So rather than owning it when convicted by the Holy Spirit and confessing it to receive the forgiveness that brings relief from their shame, they redirect the blame onto an innocent person by accusing them of wrongdoing.”

Blame is Easier

Have you ever been blamed for something you didn’t do? It’s not a pleasant experience. Blaming others is a human tendency that can be traced back to the beginning. The Bible tells us that it all started in the Garden of Eden—Satan’s perfect trap.

After Adam and Eve gave in to temptation and sinned, they had to face God. But instead of admitting his mistake, Adam tried to shift the blame onto God for creating Eve. Can you believe that? However, God didn’t retaliate or defend Himself. Instead, He lovingly covered their shame by providing them with animal skins.

What a beautiful example to follow when we find ourselves in a similar situation. We can choose not to defend ourselves or retaliate when others try to accuse or blame us. It’s not easy, but it’s the right thing to do. So, let’s learn from God’s example and respond with love and kindness even when we’re blamed unfairly.

Black Sheep Respond with Love

How about we show some love to those who have wronged us by forgiving them? And then, let’s move on and forget about it. Because you know what? Love is our superpower and can heal even the deepest of wounds. So, let’s spread some love today!

“He (Jesus) took on His shoulders the sin of the many. He took up the cause of all the black sheep.” Isaiah 53:12 MSG

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