Bible Reading: Psalm 103
Key Verse: Verse 12 – “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”
Key Words: so far hath he removed our transgressions from us
Thought: A dirty diamond is still a diamond; it just needs to be cleaned.
Every week, people have the habit of taking clothes to the cleaners that have been soiled. The job of the cleaners is to freshen them up and get them smelling good again. Jesus has a pick up cleaning service. He picks up dirty people – people who have allowed their lives to sink into the mud for one reason or another – and cleanses them.
Did you know that the biggest bulldozer in the world is the D575A? It's 16 feet long, 25 feet wide, and 41 feet high. It weighs 225,000 pounds. It's a huge machine to bulldoze dirt. A couple of years ago it came to a county where there was an overload of garbage, and the bulldozer was brought in to dig a big hole that would collect the garbage and remove it from the lives of the citizens.
On the cross, God dug a hole so big He could collect the sins of the whole world -- past, present, and future. On the cross, He gathered all the sin and took out His eternal wrath on Jesus Christ for you and for me. "God made him who had no sin to be sin for us.”