Today's Bible Verse:Psalm 103:11–12
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. (ESV)
Today's Inspiring Thought: From East to WestIf the trail of your past is riddled with sin, you may have a hard time in the present shaking off guilt and shame. So, let this verse sink in. Can you measure the distance between earth and heaven? Can you even see the expanse stretched out before you? Thus, it is impossible to fathom the immeasurable dimensions of God's great love toward you. His mercy is just as tremendous.
In "East to West" by Christian music group Casting Crowns, the song expresses God's amazing mercy and forgiveness like this:
Jesus, can You show me just how far the east is from the west?
'Cause I can't bear to see the man I've been
Come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
'Cause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other