Both the north and south poles can be reached by beginning travel in the opposite direction. Talk about meeting yourself coming and going! If you continue straight travel north long enough, you pass the pole and begin to go south. So why, then, cannot one travel eastward and have it eventually become westward? The answer has to do with the position of the earth on its axis. It’s tilted 23 degrees, but the poles are still at the top and bottom – the north pole and south pole. Our planet is spinning on the north/south axis.
This is another example of what I call MIRACLE SCRIPTURE PASSAGES because there’s no way folks in Bible times knew all the cool stuff we know about earth and its axis and all that – didn’t they think the earth was flat? The Bible truly is the inspired Word of God – creator of everything and the One who knows how it’s all put together.
Which brings us to east and west. These two never meet! I’m so very happy to say that my God throws my sins into the sea of forgetfulness and they are remembered no more! He throws them as far as the east is from the west, and that’s a long, LONG way!
Sin is what separates us from our kind and loving Heavenly Father. When Christ came to earth to live as a human, and subsequently bleed and die on a cross for the sins of every man, woman, and child past, present, and future, God knew we were not going to tow the line, hit the mark, be perfect – because we are human beings – we are not little gods. We needed and need a Savior. We were and are in big trouble without One. God doesn’t send anyone to hell – we were and are sending ourselves – but it doesn’t have to end that way. If we place our faith and trust in God’s only begotten Son, Jesus – we can have eternal life with Him forever in Heaven when this life is over.
Being saved does not make you perfect. Being saved does give you a blessed hope in a world that sure could use hope. Jesus is the only hope for mankind. We’re just flesh and blood and we need a Savior who is more than that. Jesus is more and He sits at the right hand of the Father right now. You know, He doesn’t even know when He’s going to get the nod from Father God to come back for His own. God’s the only one who knows the appointed time. Yes, we see the signs of end times – all around us every day! We know it’s going to be soon. I don’t want you to miss it.
Ask the Lord to forgive you of sins you’ve committed, and things you may have omitted as well. Ask Him to live in your heart and mind today. Make Heaven your eternal home. Ease your heart and mind of burdens and the horrible guilt associated with them that you don’t have to carry for the rest of your life. Believe in the only man who ever died for you. Salvation is yours right now. What are you waiting for? When you are forgiven by God through the shed blood of Christ, it is the most freeing feeling! God wants to take your sins away and throw them as far as the east is from the west. 🙂