How Deep is the Sea?

[Haven’t yet seen Titanic? Spoiler alert!]

Do you remember in Titanic when Rose lets the Heart of the Ocean slip into the deep waters of the Atlantic?

As it drifts slowly to the bottom, you know without being told that that the priceless jewel is gone forever, never to be found, never to be recovered. The ocean is far too immense, and the diamond — though of great value — is far too small.

It’s the same with your sins. When you bring them to God, he tosses them into the sea, where they sink to the bottom and disappear into the ocean floor, never to be seen again. No matter what you think their price should be.

Still, we have a habit of diving after them, reliving the shame and feeling again the pain that sin has brought into our lives.

That’s how the accuser makes his living — he comes around from time to time to remind you of your past: “I’ll never let you forget. I’ll make sure you remember your sins forever.”

That’s what the accuser says, but God has said about your sins: “They’re gone. They’re lost in the deep blue sea. And I will remember them no more.”

He will again have compassion on us; He will vanquish our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. (Micah 7:19)

Today we can celebrate God’s forgiveness, deeper than the ocean, farther than the east is from the west, greater than our sin.

Today’s post was updated from a previous post.