As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
( Psalm 103:12, ESV)
Who remembers the Tom Tom? Because of my faulty sense of direction, I trusted my Tom Tom to navigate me all over town. This device would often promise to deliver me to my destination, only to find it no longer existed. This weekend I will be relying on Siri to guide me to Northern Michigan. I was told in advance that she is not reliable beyond a certain point, but thankfully friends that already knew this made sure to share the right path for me to travel.
God’s Word is more reliable than my Tom Tom or any GPS device. His Word is the only compass we can trust. In Psalm 103, the writer, King David, extols the depth of God’s steadfast love and points us to the cross and straight to Jesus. Jesus is the unchanging direction that will stand through eternity. A direction I can cling to KNOWING that as His arms hung on the cross, from the east to the west, it was me and it was you He was thinking of.
East to west, an eternal direction that will never change.
As you read this Psalm aloud, make it personal between you and God, you and Jesus, and you and the Holy Spirit.
Because of the eternal direction Jesus set for us at the cross, we can proclaim with the Psalmist, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless his holy name!” (v.1)
Radiant with joy,