God Erases Our Sin

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"As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us." - Psalm 103:12

A few days ago I googled the question: "How far is the east from the west?" I found some very interesting answers; historical, archeological; sociological answers. But the best answer I found was in the lyrics of a song by Casting Crowns. This is a song that the Praise Team at RUMC enjoy singing. So, enjoying reading the lyrics.

"East to West"
- by Bernie Herms Mark Hall, 2007

Here I am lord and I'm drowning
In your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me
I yearn for peace and rest
I don't want to end up where you found me
And it echoes in my mind
Keeps me awake tonight

I know you've cast my sin as far
As the east is from the west
And I stand before you now
As though I've never sinned
But today I feel like I'm just one mistake away
From you leaving me this way

Jesus can you show me just how far the east is from the west
Cause I can't bear to see the man I've been
Rising up in me again
In the arms of your mercy I find rest
Cause you know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other.

I start the day, the war begins
Endless reminding of my sin
And time and time again
Your truth is drowned out by the storm I'm in
Today I feel like I'm just one mistake away
From you leaving me this way

Jesus, can you show me just how far the east is from the west?
Cause I can't bear to see the man I've been
Rising up in me again
In the arms of your mercy I find rest
You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other

I know you've washed me white
Turned my darkness into light
I need your peace to get me through
To get me through this night
I can't live by what I feel
About the truth your word reveals
And I'm not holding onto you
But you're holding onto me
You're holding onto me

Jesus, can you show me just how far the east is from the west?
Cause I can't bear to see the man I've been
Rising up in me again
In the arms of your mercy I find rest
You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other.

Prayer: 
Lord Jesus, thank You for paying the penalty for all my sins on the cross. Thank You for providing complete and final forgiveness for my sins by Your great sacrifice. As I think of Your forgiveness, I am overcome with thanksgiving. But, Lord Jesus, may I never take forgiveness lightly. May I never forget that forgiveness was accomplished by Your out-stretched arms and nail-pierced hands on the cross. Amen.
Date: 
Jan 17 2019