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God is in a fragile and painful predicament. He yearns to be close to us, but He must keep a safe distance for our sakes. He wants us to know Him just as He is, but we can't bear the whole truth all at once. His heart beats with urgent longing to fully disclose His love, but we would disintegrate in shame for what we would see in ourselves by contrast. The very thing He desires most to give us would be our complete undoing.
So what is the Lover of our souls to do? He must allow Himself to be hidden. Not in order to evade us, but in order to invade us in such a way as to preserve our lives while establishing the contact vital to our salvation; in order that He will one day be able to commune with us face to face.
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