I love symbolism. I love analogies. I appreciate the ability to use words in such a way that if you considered them the had more than one meaning (and I don't mean in a devious way).
I like having to think about what people said.
That said, I'm embarrassed to admit that I don't have a clue what Casting Crowns is talking about when they ask "how far the east is from the west, from one scarred hand to another"
I sing along to the song, and I appreciate the fact that I should get the phrase... but I just don't.
I don't get it.
Can anyone enlighten me?
Here's the whole chorus, and a link to the song "East to West" in case you somehow haven't heard it.
Jesus, can You show me just how far the east is from the west' cause I can't bear to see the man I've been come rising up in me again in the arms of Your mercy I find rest' cause You know just how far the east is from the west from one scarred hand to the other