For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Just as a father has compassion on His children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust. (Psalm 103: 11-14)
Are any of you parents? When your child messes up does your love shut off? Of course not! Knowing that he or she is simply immature, your compassion and devotion come to the forefront–even though you may need some time to simmer down. So it is in our relationship with God. He realizes that we are “but dust” and takes our nature into consideration as He goes about the process of molding our character to His image. He has removed our faults and weakness–our sin–as far away from Himself as can possibly be imagined. Now that’s a deal!