Lost at Sea

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“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 7:19, NIV


Do these names sound familiar Gilligan, the Skipper, the Professor, Ginger, Mary Ann, and Mr. & Mrs. Thurston Howell, III?[1]

Perhaps you’ll remember them from the American sitcom that aired on CBS between September 26, 1964, and April 17, 1967, Gilligan’s Island. The series follows the comic adventures of seven castaways as they try to survive on an island where they are shipwrecked.[2]

From time to time, they are presented with the opportunity to escape the island, but their attempts are always boggled by Gilligan, the clumsy, unlucky first mate.

To the world they set sail from, they were lost at sea.

The ship that once was sailing across the deep, blue ocean disappeared with no trace of its existence.

Now think about our scripture passage for today.

“You will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.”

We’ve often heard it said, “God casts our sins into the sea of forgetfulness.”

Just as the SS Minow, on Gilligan’s Island, disappeared out at sea, our iniquities and wrongdoings are wiped-out in the same manner.

When we go to the Father with a sincere and repentant heart, He will forgive our sins and remove them from our record forever.

How awesome is that?

I say to you today, do not let the devil condemn you for the things God has already forgiven.

The scripture tells us, “Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy” (John 10:10). However, Romans 8:1 lets us know that there is condemnation in those who are in Christ.

Even though Jesus was sinless, He took all of our sins upon himself and died on our behalf. So now, when the Father looks at us, He sees us through the lenses of Jesus’s blood and views us as He created us before the fall.

Beloved, you are precious in God’s sight. He is a gracious, loving, and forgiving God. All we need to do to receive forgiveness is ask, and with the snap of a finger, it’s done.

Know that you have an advocate with the Father.

Nothing catches Him by surprise or off guard. He knows our actions and thoughts before we think or perform them. But what does the Father Want? He wants us to show how dependent we are upon Him and allow our sins to be Lost at Sea.


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[1] Wikipedia contributors, “Gilligan’s Island,”  Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gilligan%27s_Island&oldid=1110025000 (accessed September 26, 2022).

[2] Ibid.