“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” Ps. 103: 11-12
The cross, going vertically up and horizontally across. Our transgressions are all of the mess in the middle which was covered by the one true sacrifice, Jesus. Picture it, hear the sounds, Jesus nailed to the cross… the pounding of the nails, the one true sacrifice, an unblemished lamb, taken to the slaughter to cover us. Us! Our sins, past, present, and future already covered on that cross. When the Lord looks upon us He sees His one and only son. Jesus is our intercessor. He is the “vine, you are the branches” John 15:5 We need only to remain in Him, He’s got us.
What does it mean for “as high as the heaves are above the earth”? High, above… Ever notice the Psalms are written in praises and often “to the tune of”. A tune, a frequency. To tune in means to be on the same frequency, all on the same page, to be one, in unison. When we are praising, lifting up our voices, we are one in the body together. We are “tuning in”. In reading of the Psalms, of praising the Lord, we are tuning our spirits. Soaking in the praises and reflecting on them is putting us on the same vibration as heaven. “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN”. Matt. 6:10 As it is in heaven, it’s already done in heaven! I hope that resonates, that what is already created in the heavenlies comes down into this earth. God’s will supersedes anything we think we have control over.
We were created for praise. “Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits”. Ps. 103:2 Praising gives life to our souls. It’s life for our bodies. Gratefulness and joy enter in. Holy Spirit comes and feeds us. We thirst for this. When we don’t know what we are looking for, when confusion sets in and we don’t know where to turn, praise. With a heart of gratitude praise your Father. You will begin to sense a change inside. Positive gratitude produces a chemical reaction that quite literally attaches itself to the cells in your body. Pick that up! Yesterday we talked about not picking up those burdensome rocks, not to weigh ourselves down. Today, this my friends, you want to pick up! Our spirit connects us to the Lord. Music calls to us, we resonate with music. Our vibrations go on a different plane, when we worship, music helps us tune into heaven.
Dear Jesus, we want to be in tune with you. Tune us Lord. Tune us into you and help us tune into the people that surround us. To be of one body and one mind for you. In unison we lift up our praises. High above this earth is our Lord. We thank you for the knowledge and wisdom you provide. Speak to us Lord Jesus, feed our souls. Amen