Psalm 103:7-12

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God made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel:
The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.  For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. – Psalm 103:7-12

Dear Heavenly Father,

When I am in rural areas at night and look into the sky, I am amazed at the vastness of space.  The stars seem so close and so far away at the same time.  When I read here in Psalm 103 that you remove my sins as far as the heavens are above the earth, I think of those night skies and get great comfort.  You pack all my sins into one vessel and throw them on a spaceward trajectory that goes on forever.  They seem so close to me in my memory but you have made them so far away.  Thank you for being the compassionate God who is slow to anger.  Use your mercy and grace to make me the person who is slow to anger too. 


Pastor Don Patterson

God’s grace and forgiveness are the biggest blessings we will ever possess.