Thoughts 8th Aug

Psalm 103 v 12    as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

So how far is the East from the West?   When you think about it you realise that there is no answer, or maybe it is as far as the north is from the south?  Which is not much help really.  The distance is unmeasurable because to measure something you require a datum, a fixed starting point from which to measure from.  If we had this, we might say our transgressions are X miles removed from us, but the lack of a fixed point means that we cannot give a specific answer.

What we can be specific about is that there is always a gap between east & west, they can never converge, and therefore we can say that there will always be a gap between us and our transgressions.  They have been removed from us, and the gap between us and them will never close to such an effect that we will be reunited with them.

Our transgressions have been removed from us, and we can be assured that we have seen the last of them.  The death of Jesus on the cross, the shedding of his blood and his glorious resurrection and ascension are the reason why God has been able to remove our transgressions, and why we will never be reunited with them.

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you that our transgressions are gone, that your death is the moment in history that has separated us from them once and for all.

Amen.