Where could I go from your Spirit? Where could I run and hide from your face? If I go up to heaven, you’re there! If I go down to the realm of the dead, you’re there too! If I fly with wings into the shining dawn, you’re there! If I fly into the radiant sunset, you’re there waiting! Wherever I go, your hand will guide me; your strength will empower me. It’s impossible to disappear from you or to ask the darkness to hide me, for your presence is everywhere, bringing light into my night.Psalms 139:7-11 TPT
Friday I wrote about how nothing can separate us from God’s love. (here) But wait! There’s more! Another of my favorite scriptures is Psalm 139. In the excerpt above, we learn about God’s omnipresence. Just as nothing can separate us from God’s love, we can’t separate ourselves from God’s presence.
Some may look at this scripture and see the sinful man trying to runaway from God, but it’s meant as an encouragement. God is reassuring us that we can’t put ourselves in a dark enough spot to be outside His reach.
Knowing that we can’t be separated from His love or His presence, let’s look at something we can be separated from.
He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.Psalms 103:12 NLT
Maybe you’ve heard the teaching – if you walk north or south you will eventually be walking south or north respectively, but if you walk east or west you will never reach a change of direction. When this Psalm was written, it wasn’t common knowledge that the earth was round and could translate – as far as sunrise to sunset, but God knew how to represent His intention.
God wants us to know He, and His love for us, is not going anywhere, and our sins have been completely removed.
These are mind-blowing, outside-the-box revelations. To experience this kind of love, this kind of relationship, this kind of forgiveness, takes more than a passing thought to absorb.
This is the Good News. This is why Jesus came.
And I am so thankful.
Grace & Peace,
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