Imagine you are sitting at home and you decide to travel North. You keep going until you reach the North Pole where Santa says hello and offers you a cup of hot cocoa. You accept cheerfully, a bit bewildered, and continue on your way…only, you’ve run into a little problem. You can’t continue North. South is your only option.
North and South continually meet up with one another.
If you went South instead, you would reach the penguins who would give you high-ones and send you on your way. But you would reach the same dilemma. Once you reached the South Pole, you would have no choice but to go North.
So you go back home.
Let’s instead travel West. Keep going and let me know what happens while I snag some coffee.
Have you reached East yet?
Nope and you never will.
I’ve read God’s promise in Psalm 103:12, which says, “as far as the east is from the west,” but I didn’t fully understand the profound truth in this verse until a few months ago. I never sat and thought about why God would use East and West, rather than North and south.
When I took the few moments it took to figure it out, my heart leaped for joy. I always knew what the verse meant, but I didn’t always know why it meant…what it meant. Know what I mean?
Our sin is gone, wash away and He will never throw it back in our face and condemn us for what we have done. All because of His Son Jesus who lived the perfect life, died in our place, and arose on that glorious day, bringing us back to life with Him!
I hear Him say, “Go west, my child! You sin is gone!”
What verse or passage have you read a zillion times but it didn’t click in your heart until the zillion-and-first time?