As God is higher, deeper, greater, wider….everything-er….than we can imagine, we tend to picture him at a distance. This is natural, but it’s not always healthy.
Moses’ story in Exodus serves to show both the nearness and greatness of God. God is able to manipulate the Pharaoh’s heart and the circumstances that surround him to effect the greatest deliverance story of history, yet he’s still close enough to “hear their groaning” and “remember his covenant.” (Exodus 2:23-25)
He makes it clear to his people that “I have indeed seen…I have heard…and I am concerned! So, I have come down to rescue them…and to bring them…into the good and spacious land…” (Exodus 3:7-9).
That’s pretty close, if you ask me :)