The Prophet Micah brings encouraging word from God–Hi anger will not last forever.  The Lord is long-suffering and patient.  ‘Again’–He will have compassion on His people.  Then Micah tells this– ‘…(God) will tread our sins underfoot…’  No.  He’ll tramples sin, blots them out, grinds them into tiny dust that will blow away in the wind.  Sin–good-bye and good riddance.

I remember losing a good watch down the New Jersey shore.  Running in a panic back to where I last was at the beach, trying to find it.  Gone.  Bad news.  Good news is that our sins are gone by the cross of Jesus Christ.  When we believe in Him, He ‘treads them underfoot’.  Gone, in this case, is good riddance!  Our sins?  Under His feet.  Thank God!

Micah tells even more.  God ‘…hurls all our iniquities into the depths of the sea’.  All of them.  Not only the ‘white lies’.  Even those we’ve never shared with anyone, except the Lord.  The ones that shame us the most.

And where do they go?  Into the depths of the sea.  I remember being on a cruise approaching some tropical isle, and was out on one of the decks along with everyone else.   The woman next to me had the most amazing camera in hand.   Not like the one I was carrying!  Passengers were pushing and shoving.  You guessed it–someone elbowed her from behind and that pricey camera went flying out of her hands over the railing straight into ‘Davy Jones’ Locker’.  Gone!

Our sins, in God’s hands, are tossed into the depths of the sea.  Glub…glub…glub…gone!  Don’t try to fish them back out.  Let them go…where God has sent them.

Lord, thank you for forgiveness.  Because of Jesus.  Amen.


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