God’s Thoughts to Me
For His unfailing love toward those who fear Him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth. He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. (Psalm 103:11-12, NLT)
How Far is The East from The West?
Today, on the first Freshly Brewed Sunday of December, my mind reaches far back into the recesses of my thoughts …. into the archives of my memories.
I am trying to find the genesis of a journey I have travelled far too long!!! The journey of trying to chase my sins….to bring each and everyone to our Pappa….begging His forgiveness.
And then, off I went again..
and again…and again
the world, chasing and searching
Today, i know I was haunted by a terrible religious spirit….forever whispering damnable lies to my heart….doing a mighty fine job of convincing me that our Pappa might just look at me with approval if, and only if, I brought all my sins to His throne of wrath!!
Yet, our Pappa, mercifully, brought me to my own Timbuktu…..my own oasis of joy in the desert. He allowed a chronic illness to stop me in my tracks! Then, at the darkest night of my soul, His Light bursted forth…illuminating the darkest, hidden places of insecurity and shame in my heart. He flooded my soul with His forgiveness and I knew …. truly knew …. He loves me.
He brought to my mind the time when my Andreas, my youngest, was only a wee little lad. He accidentally broke a fragile ornament and apologized over….and over….and over again. I just gathered him into my arms, smothered him with my love, assuring him that it doesn’t matter. He is forgiven, totally, completely.
Oh, the joy of knowing and experiencing His forgiveness and His freedom! It is truly precious beyond words! I am eternally grateful that our Pappa showed me how far the east is from the west and for ushering me into His eternal rest.
Have a blessed wonder-filled Sunday.
Thank you, Barbie, again for your linky place where we can share a special verse from Scripture. Come join us at Fresh Brewed Sundays.
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