The Sea of Forgetfulness
January 12, 2020
Micah Old Testament

The book of Micah ends with a promise—that God is forgiving, merciful, compassionate, and a God who casts our sins “into the depths of the sea” to be forgotten and forgiven. So many people carry around guilt and shame from the past and desperately want to feel forgiven. There is a practice today among Jewish people called “Tashlich” where they stand along the bank of a river or along the coast of the ocean and read from Micah 7:18-19 while casting bread into the water to symbolize their sins being cast into the depths of the sea. As a symbolic gesture, casting bread into the water is fine; but there is a forgiveness that comes through Jesus Christ that cleanses us from all guilt and shame! Follow along as Pastor Gary shares about how our sins are cast into the Sea of Forgetfulness.