Tuesday, 4 August 2015


Recently in the news there has been the story of an unmanned spacecraft photographing Pluto on the way past.  Who knows how long the spaceship will carry on travelling? A little closer to home, satellite spacecraft also continuously circle the earth in a seemingly endless way.

Recent stories about space travel reminded me of some key verses in Psalm 103.  This psalm describes, some of the amazing things God does for us, and also describes the fragility He sees in us. 

In particular, verses 11 and 12 resonate with me, in relation to the topic of space.  “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us”.
The heavens are seemingly endless above the earth.  This image gives a glimpse of the extent to which God loves or cares about us – Wow!    “Those who fear him” describes anyone who has reverence for Him or recognises that He exists. 

Finally if we confess our sins (the bad things we do) to him, the final verse describes what He will do with our transgressions.  Transgressions  is another word for sin.  When you think back to the image of a satellite, if it is heading east around the earth it will never reach the west.  If we leave our sins with God, He will take them completely away from us.

Remember that God will never give up on you.  Why not  talk to someone whose life has been changed by God?

Don McLean

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