Friday, December 7, 2007

Into The Depths

This past Sunday I shared about the reality of God's mercy. I spoke of how I wouldn't be where I am or who I am without it in my life.

Today I read a verse that emphasizes this truth in a vivid way..."You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea." (Micah 7:19 NRSV)

I'm sure my marine biologist friend Leslee knows how deep the ocean is, but I don't. I'm sure it's farther than I can imagine.

To think that God would take my sin and throw it away like this...
God's mercy overwhelms me today.

FYI--Leslee told me that the deepest point in our ocean is 35,840 below sea level. If Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth, was placed at this location it would be covered by over one mile of water. Just in case you wanted to know.