For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is His faithful love
toward those who fear Him.
As far as the east is from the west,
so far has He removed
our transgressions from us.
Can you see beyond the stars with your naked eye? Can we see the farthest reaches of the galaxy, the universe?
Even if you could see that far, God’s love and forgiveness would still exceed it.
That is why our poor measure of sight and comprehension cannot cope with His grace. We cannot believe in an extension of compassion so vast and magnificent.
Ancient man could not comprehend a universe greater than what he could see. We now can see farther into the once-unknown than ever. And with that, we believe we can see it all. Our own God-given wisdom leads us to think we can fully know the breadth of God.
Oh, save us from our “wisdom”, Lord! Let us cast ourselves upon you and receive with childlike wonder and awe your blessing of grace.