At some time in your life, you have probably heard a person described as having a “magnetic personality.” When you were a child, there may have been a point in time when you were fascinated by the mysterious powers of a magnet.
When Richard Feynman, a physicist, was asked to explain magnetism he said: “I really can’t do a good job, any job, of explaining magnetic forces” in terms familiar to the average person. Feynman did go ahead and in the simplest terms say that all the “electrons in a magnet are spinning in the same direction.” The spinning gives birth to the north and south poles in a magnet that creates its magnetic pull.
When you think about the pull of the polls, no one seems to be able to answer the question: Why does every electron have these polls?
Let me change the direction of this discussion from the north and south to the east and west and from poles to souls. Because the earth has a North Pole and a South Pole, it is easy to measure the distance between the two. There is no East and West Pole. You cannot measure the capacity of God’s mercy and His forgiveness for the soul of His children.
In Psalm 103, the Psalmist wrote:
For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
As far as the East is from the West,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
When you fail Him, God does not push you away. He pulls you to Himself with His mercy and grace. The prophet Micah spoke of this when he said:
Where is the god who can compare with you—
wiping the slate clean of guilt,
Turning a blind eye, a deaf ear,
to the past sins of your purged and precious people?
You don’t nurse your anger and don’t stay angry long,
for mercy is your specialty. That’s what you love most.
And compassion is on its way to us.
You’ll stamp out our wrongdoing.
You’ll sink our sins
to the bottom of the ocean.
Take one snippet of this verse with you as you go about your business today: “Compassion is on its way to us.” Let God pull you to Him, so you can bask in the warmth of His compassion.