Our Sin: As great as the Himalayas / God’s Grace: As big as the Universe

When we consider our sin, we should always contemplate its immensity.  Our sin is great. Devastating. Overwhelming.  In fact, our sin was so great that, in order to overcome it’s power, it took God Himself, coming in the form of a man, to die upon a Cross.  Yet, that work of Christ, is not marginally greater than our sin.  The Cross is infinitely greater.  In order to get a sense of this, I encourage to watch the following video.  Imagine our sin as the Himalayas.  The massive Himalayan mountain system is the planet’s highest and largest.  It is the home to the world’s two highest peaks – Mount Everest and K2.  Yet, what are the Himalayas compared to the universe?

In the same fashion, what is our sin, compared to the glorious riches of God’s mercy.

Psalm 8 – O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

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