“as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103:12-14
“For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” Hebrews 8:12
The little meme shown above with dialog between two pencils is cute. The guy pencil is confessing to the girl pencil that he’s made a LOT of mistakes in his life. That’s kind of a clever conversation seeing as how they are pencils.
Have you ever dwelled on mistakes made in various areas of your life that you’d consider failures on your part? I’m pretty sure we all have been there and done that. I know I have!
Of course, a pencil is not real and just an object, but there seems to be a spiritual life lesson here, at least for me. As I looked at the picture and read the caption, I was reminded how our mistakes in life do not have to follow us around forever. I thought about how pencils have small erasers, but our Heavenly Father has a big one. It’s called FORGIVENESS. When we come to Him with repentant hearts, He will do to our transgressions as the Scripture above says, “remove them as far as the east is from the west.” His forgiveness to us is instantaneous! He erases our sins from His mind and as a result, we are free—never having to carry around our heavy baggage of disappointment, guilt, or pain. It has been left at the foot of the cross, and we’d be wise never to resurrect it again.
We serve a mighty benevolent Father who loves His children greatly. He knows us better than we know ourselves and is always there to forgive us and set us on a good path. Today, I am very thankful for such goodness.