Getting Close to God – 2 Disc Album. One of the most thought-provoking bumper stickers ever designed is the one that says, “If you feel far from God…guess who moved!” It is almost a laconic homily in itself–a sermonette with the challenging theme found in James 4:8: “Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.” Overtones of security exude from any person who radiates a warm, gentle and protective love. The psalmist found assuring sanctuary in his endearing closeness to the Almighty: “It is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge” (Ps. 73:28). And Jesus echoes that theme in his loving invitation to every soul to snuggle up to his divine heart: “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28). Awesome, isn’t it, that we bedraggled humans are invited to collapse into the loving arms of our very creator? And this experience provides not just security and restful peace, but even more than that–a profound spiritual intimacy with the Lord of our very being. We don’t need to be taught how to surrender to such love; rather, we need what this teaching series inspires–an almost irresistible desire to do it.