A few months ago, I was looking at some photos, and saw today’s photograph by Jason DeCaires Taylor, an artist who sculpts various life-sized subjects and places them in the shallow waters off the coast of various countries. As I looked at the photographs, I recalled today’s verse in which God has promised that whatsoever He has forgiven of Believers, He will place in the bottom of the sea, not to be remembered any more.
Yet sometimes, we forget that, when God says He has forgiven you for the sins of your past, He really has forgiven you for the sins of the past. And yet still, God takes it one step further; He tells us that He “will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.” —What most people do not know is that, the ocean depth is so deep, that no human or any of the machines that we have created can go into the true depths of the ocean floor. Our man-made machines and diving gear simply cannot withstand the pressure of the ocean. The closest that we have gotten is 6500 feet below the surface of the ocean, and even at that level, there are still fish and other sea creatures that we have never seen.
So, 6500 feet, is just the tip of the ocean depth.
In other words, like a steel vault covered by the immeasurable pressure of the ocean, God has placed our sins under the ocean floor so that once He has forgiven us, no human can access it, dig it up, or drag it back to the shoreline of the beach. —Not even YOU.
—Hmmm,... I don’t know about you, but that makes me want to raise both my hands and shout,“Hallelujah! —Amen!” L.
Study Reference: Micah 7:18-19
From: “Into The Depth of The Sea.” In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions for Everyday Living.
Copyright © 2014 by Lavona E. Campbell
photo: Jason De Caires Taylor