Psalm 103:11-12 (NKJV) 11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; 12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
We need all the mercy we can get, that is for sure. The psalmist is giving us a geographical illustration for the distance that God removes our sins from us. Hold up any round ball, say a tennis ball. Put your point finger right in the middle of the ball, on the side of it. Now mover your finger around the ball either to the left or to the right, keeping your finger in the middle of the ball. Keep moving right if you choose to go right. Keep going, what do you notice? Yep, you will always move to the right. Not unless you stop then start moving left. And you will find that you will always keep moving left. Say we are on the equator of the earth, and we start heading west along the equator. And say we are able to keep on going, we will find that we will keep heading west even when we travel around the earth along the equator. When we are able to see our starting point, we will take note of our compass and it will still be pointing west. When we start going west, we will stay on that westward direction. We will always keep heading west. But when you go north, you will eventually reach the top of the world, so to speak, and you will start going south. But when you go west, you will never stop going west. Therefore, east and west never meets. When you go around the earth on the equator, and you head west. You will never come to a point where you will eventually be heading east. That is how far God has removed our sins from us. It is infinitely far removed from us.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.