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As far as the east is from the west…

"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."  Psalm 103:11-12

IMG_1232When my family and I went to New York last year, we took a ferry ride on the Hudson River.  We were able to see many bridges that linked different parts of the city together.  One of the most impressive bridges we saw was the Brooklyn Bridge.  I was amazed at how far the expanse was between these two parts of New York City.  I began to think about God's Word in Psalm 103.  "As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us."  The Hudson River is very wide.  I was captivated by the expanse between Manhatten and Brooklyn.  And as captivated by that expanse as I was, it is nothing compared to the expanse God has created for removing our sins.  Can you fathom how far it is from the east to the west?  Our minds just can't comprehend it!  Why would God do this for us?  Verse 11 states it is because of "his love for those who fear him."  1 John 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."  When we admit our sin before God and trust in His Son as our Savior, God forgives us.  He removes our sin as far as the east is from the west.  Take comfort in that!  Claim that Scripture today!  Have you asked God to forgive you and cast out your sin as far as the east is from the west?

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