"but Your love ⌊has delivered⌋ me from the Pit of destruction,
for You have thrown all my sins behind Your back."
Isaiah 38:17 (HCSB)
I hate it when I forget things. I forget people's names. I forget appointments. Sometimes I forget promises or commitments. Forgetting really irritates me.
But in the Christ followers life there is one time that we celebrate forgetfulness. It's not ours but God's. God intentionally forgets our sin. He throws it behind His back. When God forgives us, He doesn't want to be reminded of our sins of the past. The truth is He doesn't want us to remember them either. Don't carry around the guilt of past sin because it is forgiven. God is not keeping a list so we should not either.
He has delivered. He has forgiven. He has forgotten! Celebrate His forgetfulness!