I am a fan of songwriter singer Sara Groves. And it was something she wrote that made me finally decide to take the minute and a half it takes to create a blog. She talks about seeing a movie (The Mission) which made her "feel the long distance to heaven."
There are times when I feel that, too.
But although for me, the acute awareness of that distance can be piercing, even crushing sometimes, I also know a God for whom it's not a problem.
From my favorite parable:
"But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him." (Luke 15:20)