Into the Depths

In the midst of space exploration and all of the advancements that have occurred with manned flights, it still amazes me that our levels of expertise are still limited in our ability to fully know the depths of the ocean at its deepest points. All that lies beneath still remains a mystery in some ways, but in the very essence of what that means I find joy; for it gives me an image of what it truly means when I think of how my Savior went to the depths to rescue me.

Psalm 40:2 KJV
He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

Psalm 130:1 KJV
Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.

Psalm 130:4 KJV
But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

There is great joy in the realization that not only has He gone to the depths to rescue me, to forgive me and to save me from the depths of my sin, He has cast my sin into the depths of the sea.

Micah 7:19 KJV
He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

In my mind I picture my sin as it is cast into the abyss, the furtherest depths of the ocean in the blackest absence of light, never to be remembered. In that image I find great humility, knowing someone would love me so much that they would love me in spite of who I am, taking away my deepest darkest sin, dying that I might not perish; giving to me instead, everlasting life.

John 3:16 KJV
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Ephesians 2:6-8
“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”

He went into the depths to raise me up that I might live in Him.

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