I've been thinking about relationships among people. I dare say that there isn't a single instance in which you feel absolutely close to someone because there are always some differences between any two people. But with God you can get so close to him that you become one with him. Basically, I see him as being so great and merciful that we can be totally absorbed by him. If we repent, any distance between him and us vanishes ~ we're back in the bosom of the Lord like what happened to the prodigal son. What a great God we have ~ he is all we need!