How far is the east from the west? Where does the east end and the west begin? A certain state once had this slogan: “Where the west begins and the tall corn grows.” The last part of the slogan is true; the first is not. No one knows where the west begins or where it ends. It’s all a matter of where we ourselves are.

If I were in New York and wanted to travel as far west as possible, how far would I have to go? When I reach Los Angeles, the Philippines are still west, and after that China is still west, and from there Europe is west, and from Europe I go back to New York.

How far west must I go to reach the east? It cannot be measured.

Someone asked an elderly Christian, “Does the devil ever trouble you about your past sins?” She answered, “Yes.” When asked what she does then, she replied, “Oh, I just tell him to go east.” “What do you do if he comes back?” “I tell him to go west.” “And when he comes back from the west, what do you do then?” She said, “I just keep him going from the east to the west.”

Rejoice today, believer, that your sins are beyond the reach of man or demons. Because Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave, God removed your transgressions “as far as the east is from the west” (Ps. 103:12).