"Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger forever, because he delighteth in mercy.
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."
Wow. Sincerely, this is an amazing scripture... I love the imagery here... casting our sins into the sea. And the first part: "who is a God like unto thee?" That is such a good question. :) Who is like God? No-one. That is what we are here for, so that we can become like him... so that we can come a little closer to that perfection, that perfect state of being. I think that we forget sometimes the wonder and glory and perfection of God... we attribute our earthly foibles to him... we sometimes assume that he can't make up his mind, or he has a problem knowing what is right, the same way we do. The thing is, he knows absolutely what is right. He knows so much more than we do, that we can't even really compare... even the way that we think... with him. It boggles my mind to read about how some people think that we are God's experiment, or God's playthings, or anything remotely similar... God is perfect. Do we *get* that? Perfection doesn't need experimentation. :) There is ALWAYS a reason, and a perfect one at that, for the things that God does. Just because we, in our imperfection, don't see it... or don't take the time to find it, doesn't mean that it isn't there. :) Today, let's recognize God for the *God* that he is, and allow him to subdue our iniquities, and cast our sins into the ocean. :)