Saturday, March 07, 2015

20,000 Leagues and More

"Who is a God like thee, pardoning iniquity
    and passing over transgression
    for the remnant of his inheritance?
He does not retain his anger for ever
    because he delights in steadfast love.
He will again have compassion upon us,
    he will tread our iniquities under foot.
Thou wilt cast all our sins
    into the depths of the sea."
Micah 7:18-19

How awesome is the ocean?  I mean, miles and miles of nothing but water.  And under that water, miles and miles of plant, fish, and animal life, most of which have never been observed by human eyes.  Myriads of microscopic organisms floating, swimming, living, reproducing, and dying--totally beyond the reach of scientific observance.  The word "amazing" doesn't even begin to cover it, does it?

Wouldn't you love your faults, failures, and sins to be completely absorbed into all that immensity, never to be found again?  Never to be looked upon by mankind?

That's the beauty of God's forgiveness.  When we confess our sins, "He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness."  (I John 1:9)  It is gone, as it were, into the "depths of the sea."

Don't wallow in it.  Let it go, and let God cast it away.  

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