Disappearing Sin

We have valet trash where we live. I’m never lived anywhere that you just put your trash outside the door and it disappears! How easy is that?  This magic happens three days a week, and I had just put the trash out when I said to Rob, “I love how the trash just disappears. We put it out and it’s gone!”
He said, “It’s the same way with our sin. It just disappears.” Hm, didn’t think of that! Psalm 103:12 tells us, “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” Sigh. What a relief. Imagine having to wallow in our transgressions, with nowhere to turn. It’s like our kitchen trash piling up and we have nowhere to take it. In no time, you’re up to your neck, and you feel disgusting. Our sin would make us feel disgusting too, except that He does indeed remove it. In fact, we can feel disgusting from our sin, just because we don’t really believe He has removed it. That’s the worst of all. That’s like having a houseful of trash only because we don’t know that we can just set it outside the door and it will disappear.
Thank you, Jesus, for cleaning us from our sin, permanently. As far as the east is from the west, that is how far our dirtiness is from us. I am permanently… relieved.

2 thoughts on “Disappearing Sin

  1. Love the anology…love that it’s that simple as taking out the trash. The things that keeps us from taking it out can be not caring, lazy, blind and can’t smell, etc. Great reminder. Thanks.

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