What-a You Lookin’ At?

various colored sheep

After our recent jaunt through the 23rd Psalm, I couldn’t help but be inquisitive about the colors of sheep. Most of us are familiar with black and white sheep, but did you know there are also gray, silver, brown, red, reddish-brown, and spotted sheep? I also learned:

  • Some breeds produce many different colors.
  • Some fleeces have multiple colors.
  • The inner and outer coats may be different colors.
  • A dark fleece of a lamb can lighten as they grow older.
  • Even though the fleece color may change, the lamb may retain darker legs and face.
  • On a spotted sheep, the white wool grows out of white skin and the black wool, from black skin.

Cool for colorful sheep! Boring for humans. We humans have only one skin color. The shade of our skin depends on how much melanin, or how much brown, we have. People are not white, black, yellow, or red. We do NOT match the basic box of crayons or package of construction paper handed out by this kindergarten teacher. So, let’s stop sorting and judging others by shades of brown.

Let’s look beyond skin, and see people, people created by God. “God spoke: ‘Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature, ’” worthy of honor and respect. (Genesis 1:26a)

Remember what you learned in Kindergarten:

  • Be kind and respectful.
  • Treat others the way you want to be treated.
  • Share.
  • And NO running in the halls!

black & white sheep

Now, just look how nicely these sheep are getting along. Let’s try it!

About Arrow

Hi and welcome! My pen name is Arrow. The word “arrow” intrigues me because it has two meanings that describe my passions. One, it is an instrument used intentionally to reach a target, and two, it shows the way. As a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, my goals are to live for Him, lead others to Him, and glorify the Heavenly Father. I pray that the stories, poems, song lyrics, and devotional thoughts I share on this website will always be inspired by the Holy Spirit and aligned with the truths found in God’s Word. My hope is that the words may penetrate your heart and point the way to a closer relationship with the Savior. I look forward to sharing my journey with you. Experiencing what God has in store is bound to be exciting! May you be blessed! ~ Arrow
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