Thursday, May 5, 2005

As far as the east is from the west

You decide, out of the blue, to do something right in your life.

After all, you have lived this life as if tomorrow would never come. You have lived in sin, unaware that the God who created you in the depths of your mother's womb was dishonored because of your life. You deserve to be punished. To be thrown into the pits of burning is the Lake of Fire, not an imaginary spot written by a genius author. But it is real, as real as death--even more real than death because it is death in its truest sense...death that will kill you forever. You would want to die, but you could not. It is death of the highest degree: it will haunt you throughout eternity.

You realize your bankruptcy--you can't do anything to go to earn heaven. But the Lord has been good and righteous and true.

You look for the old, dog-eared Bible in one of your drawers, and you leaf through the pages of the Book. And then you read the most wonderful things you have ever known.

Thanks be to God. Your sins are forgiven.

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

You have put all my sins behind your back.--Isaiah 38:17

You will tread our sins underfoot and hurl our iniquities into the depths of the sea.--Micah 7:19

"I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more."--Isaiah 43:25


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