“ As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:15
It seems to be a fundamental that we should know we are forgiven. We know Christ died to forgive us of our sins and save us. However, I think we sometimes qualify our sins. Shame shrouds our minds and entices us to believe Christ died to forgive some sins, but surely there are some sins that are beyond His grace. This is a fallacy. Our ideology that condemns us needs to be replaced and we need to banish it with the same measure that the Lord used as a picture of His unconditional forgiveness and grace—as far as the east is from the west.
The west cannot touch the east. There is no point in which they converge. The same is true of our sins, no matter how horrific the crime. The blood of Jesus cancels our sins and our debt. It is like Jesus took His awesome arm and pitched our sins to the other side of the world, where they are forever removed from us and cannot touch us again.
Our sins are so far removed, in fact, that Jesus forgets they were ever yours. They are no longer your sins. Just like the east can never touch the west, your sin can never come back to you again. Jesus took them from you on the cross and made you clean.
Today as you look across to the east or west, picture your sins at the edge of the horizon, then, further. If you take one step towards them, they take one step back. It is an unattainable quest! Praise the Lord, His mercy endures forever! You are forgiven.
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