In recent years, my family has driven to California to visit grandma and grandpa. Although we live in the midwest, it is a long way to the west coast. It takes us three days to drive! How much further is the east coast from the west coast!
The good news is that “as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12). God wants us to know that this is how he deals with the sins of those who fear him. God has placed them on the far end of the horizon. It takes days to drive there.
By God’s grace, He doesn’t want to make that drive.