Hey guys, just wanted to pass this on to you, in case you haven't heard it yet. There's a new single by Casting Crowns (off of their new CD, "The Altar and The Door"--to be released in late August) entitled, "East to West" that is playing on the radio right now. I think I first heard it a few weeks ago. It's a very powerful song about forgiveness.
Sometimes we, as Christians, forget that God not only forgives, but also forgets about our sins. For us, as humans, I believe it is impossible to forget such things...when someone wrongs us...and especially when we mess up. We sometimes continue to live with the consequences of our sin, or just the guilt of our sin, and that makes it more difficult to realize that God really does remove our sins from us, as far as the east is from the west. This song is a beautiful expression of those emotions, and a reminder that He does, indeed, "know how far the east is from the west." Not only does His forgiveness allow me to stand before Him "as though I've never sinned," but He is not going to leave me the way He found me...His grace has the power to transform me into what He would have me to be.
If you have yet to hear this beautiful song, click here!