God takes away our sin
God is awesome. Listen to this, I found this to be fascinating at least it was for me. The word sin or inquity and the word transgression is used in Micah 7:18 18Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. Iniquity and transgression both are addressed individually. I found this interesting. I hope you will too. The verb for “Pardons” as in pardons our iniquity is the Hebrew word nasa meaning to lift up and take far, far away. So might I suggest a simple memory trick to help us truly understand what God’s pardon means for us. When we seek forgiveness from God…think about NASA (you know the rockets, space shuttles etc.) Thinking of our sins being place on a rocket…lifting off and taken far away into outerspace to never be seen again.
Does that help?
This is God demonstrating His grace. If we could only adopt that thinking…our church would explode with people coming to get that kind of grace.