Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar of?… Do not I fill heaven and earth? (Jeremiah 23:24)
I remember the words of a little song I heard when I was young about God’s presence “Far Away Beyond the Star-lit Sky.”
That is really where mankind has placed God. He is far away, out there somewhere beyond the star-lit sky.
As men and women in this world, we are prone to think of God’s presence in terms of space, as we understand it. We think in terms of light years or meters or miles or fathoms. We think of God as dwelling in space—which He does not! God is not contained in heaven and earth as some seem to think.
God in His person and His attributes fills heaven and earth exactly as the ocean fills a bucket which is submerged in the ocean depths.
Why, then, does man say “God is far, far away!”? Because of the complete dissimilarity between the nature of the holy God and the perverted nature of sinful man!