In this painting by Jon McNaughton, the little black lamb represents those who have lost their way. The Savior sits in front of an olive tree and gently picks up the little black lamb, whispering, “Ye are not forgotten.”
Has someone you love every gone astray? Perhaps they continuously make poor choices; choices that have lead to great sorrow and difficulty. Perhaps it is no fault of their own. We may find that all we can do is pray that the Lord will help them. These lost sheep may find themselves feeling abandoned and unloved. But we know that the Savior is the Good Shepherd and every soul is of great worth. He will leave the flock to find the one.
The little black lamb in this painting represents those who have lost their way. The Savior sits in front of the olive tree, which represent His atonement in Gethsemane. The red poppies, as if drops of blood, remind us of His sacrifice for each of us. The white lambs gather around Jesus and they know that they are unconditionally loved. Then the Savior gently picks up the little black lamb and whispers, “Ye are not forgotten.”