Every person who has lived long in this world has heard the descriptive term “black sheep”.
Perhaps it is a reference to the sheep that left the fold and wandered into the desert that the shepherd had to leave the ninety and nine and go out and search diligently for before bringing it back to the fold with great rejoicing.
The term “black sheep” is not good to apply to a human being because it reflects on him and may result in his becoming discouraged. Just because a man makes a mistake does not mean he’s beyond hope. Christ came to seek and to save that which is lost. The angel announced, “His name shall be called Jesus for He shall save His people from their sins.”
While on the cross and before he went back to heaven, Jesus said to a thief, “This day shalt thou be with me in paradise.” The wool of a black sheep is just as warm as the wool of a white sheep. We must remember the man who had been redeemed has a story to tell. He has an experience to share and he has a testimony that will bring glory to God. So be tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.