The ocean covers seventy-two per cent of the earth's surface to an average depth of 11,500 feet. Its greatest depths are the Sigsbee's Deep, 13,200 feet, and Nares Deep, 28,200 feet, in the Atlantic, and the Japan Trough, 29,136 feet, Tonga Deep, 30,132 feet, and Nero Deep, 31,614 feet, off the Island of Guam, in the Pacific. If Mount Everest were dropped into the Nero Deep, the water would still cover it by half a mile. If God graciously, for Christ's sake, will pardon our sins and cast them into the depths of the sea (Micah 7:18, 19), where even the penetrating rays discovered by Milliken cannot reach them, then we may rejoice in our freedom.
Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.
- Micah 7:18-19 (New International Version)
Dear Lord, Thank You so much for taking our sins from us and throwing them in the depth of the seas. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.