Saturday, January 5, 2008

East to West

I was driving to Wal-Mart the other day, in a fairly cranky mood (am I the only one that gets cranky from going to Wal-Mart?) and my new Casting Crowns CD was playing. I had heard several of the songs before, from my WOW 2007 CD, but listening to them by myself in the car was somehow different. I felt the music surround me, and this particular song, East to West, really spoke to my heart.

The thing that stood out to me about this song is the truth of forgiveness. Those sins that I committed, then repented and asked forgiveness for, are GONE. Even though Satan tries to keep bringing them up in my mind, especially when I'm at low points, they have no meaning. Jesus has taken my sin, my own dirty, despicable, messy sin, and taken it on Himself, and it is GONE. That gives me the permission - the responsibility - to move on and not dwell on it any more. Sure, I need to learn from my sin, and believe me, I have. But to dwell on past sin that God has forgiven - isn't that a little ungrateful?

God sent his only Son for me - and you - to take all of our sins away...forever. As far as the east is from the west...


Susan said...

Yes. Wal-mart makes me EXTREMELY cranking. That's why I go at 8:00 am. I try to get there before the crowds come barreling in the door. Usually, I'm out by 8:30-8:45. The good Lord help me if I'm not cuz the rest of the day is shot.


carrie said...

I agree. This song is a personal favorite. It is a great reminder to me each time I hear it!