I am writing today from the beautiful Tampa Bay area.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Psalms 103:10-12
Notice the Psalmist did not say as far as the north is from the south, but as far as the east is from the west. If you go north, eventually you will cross the north pole and then be head south, but if you go east, you can go east forever and never be headed west. So the Psalmist chose east and west instead of north and south to show how far our loving Savior wants to separate us from the record of our sins.
It happened so long ago And I cried out for mercy back then
I plead the blood of Jesus Begged him to forgive my sin
But I still can’t forget it It just won’t go away So I wept again, “Lord wash my sin,”
But this is all He’d say
What sin, what sin? That’s as far away As the east is from the west
What sin, what sin? It was gone the very minute you confessed
Buried in the sea of forgetfulness
The heaviest thing you’ll carry Is a load of guilt and shame
You were never meant to bear them So let them go in Jesus’ name
Our God is slow to anger Quick to forgive our sin
So let Him put them under the blood Don’t bring them up again