mitch & char

mitch & char

Thursday, December 5

Sins distance

Psalm 103:12 He has removed our sins as far from us
    as the east is from the west.

We love the blend and passion of people we are privileged to do life with here in Africa.  All unique personalities performing their part of the Body(without all it's parts, it does not function).  

Dear friends came over from Swaziland for Thanksgiving.  In that mix was our buddy Mark, wife Kay and Baby(mitch) Jadon.  (ok, i only call him mitch, cuz i am on a mission to get someone to name their child "Mitch".. lol, and i was CLOSE with baby jadon)  Mark is brilliant at small group discipleship and leads a large leadership and discipleship academy in Swaziland.

We were sitting around visiting and (i LOVE the way this guy thinks), we were talking about Sin (cuz that's what missionaries do- all conversations involve biblical basics... (if you believe this, you have WAY too high of an opinion of us). Anyway, Mark got a little twinkle in his eye and said.  (paraphrased) "I love in Psalms where it talks about God's removal of our sin and it illustrates east to west.  It doesn't say North to South... look at a globe.. you can only go so far north and you round the top and head south again.. but east and west have NO end.  go west from africa- hit the usa-west from there-hit asia-west again-europe/africa-west again- usa.. it just keeps going-NO END.  God could have chosen to cast our sins north to south, but HE chose to completely and permanently removed us from our Sin.  How cool is that!

Mark- what a fantastic illustration, and one that i can not wait to put a whole study around.  Definately a message that EVERYONE should hear this CHRISTmas!

1 comment:

Cheryl Deville said...

Wooohoooo...awesome. Never thought about it that way!!! Thanks, Mitch for sharing!

God bless you all over there. One day, I hope to see you guys there.