Beachcomber on the shore of the Sea of Forgetfulness

You delight in showing unfailing love. Once again you will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean! Micah 7:18b-19

The sea of forgetfulness is a powerful visual for forgiveness. We can accept God’s forgiveness but still struggle to forgive ourselves and others. Guilt, shame, and regret over our past sins, resentment and distrust over past hurts keep us from enjoying the freedom and grace that redeeming forgiveness offers us. What God has thrown into the sea need not junk up the shores of our lives. Imagine combing the beach with your loving Father to deliberately pick up each offense, each sin, and throw it back into the sea of forgetfulness where it belongs.

Lord, thank You for the power of forgiveness.