Someone asked me it I thought it was possible to have a “long distant” relationship with God. Here is our dialogue. I would love others to join in on this conversation. Leave a comment.
Mark – Good question. What do you define as a long distance relationship?
Mark – I don’t know if this is going to help with the question but here is some theology for you:
There are two concepts of God which are opposites. The first is His “transcendence”. That is to say, God is beyond our understanding. He is infinite in every one of His characteristics. He is unfathomable. He literally transcends all of our human understanding. He is divine “otherliness”. He is “other than” any thing in creation. This means that he is distant.
The other concept is that He is “immanent”. He is up close and personal. He is right here right now as I write these words and right here right now as you read them. He is knowable and relate-able. He communicates and seeks a close and personal relationship with each of us. He desires to be so close to us that the only way to describe it is that He lives within us.