Psalm 103: 11-12 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. (NIV)
How far is the east from the west? They will never meet and are always an infinite distance from each other. When I picture this distance, I see that God has removed my sins from me forever. They are gone never to return.
How high are the heavens above the earth? This is another picture of an infinite distance that shows how much God loves me and desires that I fear Him. Fear means to have reverence, respect, awe and worship for Him.
Both of these word pictures show me that God loves me with a fierce and unending love and desires to forgive me. What then is keeping me from His love and forgiveness? 1John 1:9 says “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Is anything keeping you from God’s love and forgiveness today? Are you bound up with pride or consumed with hopelessness? James 4:8a promises “Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.” Do it today and be free from guilt and sin. Walk towards Easter with forgiveness and hope in your heart.
Walking the road to forgiveness and hope,