October 24

DAILY READINGS: 1 Chron. 2:1-55; Ezekiel 3:16-4:17; 2 Timothy 4:1-22

You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:19

An Irish factory girl, Sheila O’Gahagan, became very ill and was advised by her doctor to take a holiday by the sea. Though physically ill, she suffered a deeper sickness in her heart—her sins were not forgiven. One day as she sat reading a Bible and watching the waves break over Giant’s Causeway, she read these words in Micah. Later she died, but this poem was found in her desk:

I will cast in the depths of the fathomless sea
All thy sins and transgressions, whatever they be;
Though they mount up to heaven, though they sink down to hell,
They shall sink in the depth, and above them shall swell
All the waves of My mercy, so mighty and free;
I will cast all thy sins in the depths of the sea. —Adam Ferguson

—Previously Published in Uplook Magazine