Intimacy is seeing into the core of a person while not being repelled by what you see. 
Paul Zahn 

He is nearer to us than we think. 
Brother Lawrence 

And would you have him nearer to you than to be in the same nature, united to you by a spiritual union, so close as to be fitly represented by the union of the wife to the husband, of the branch to the vine, of the member to the head; yea, so as to be one spirit? For so he will be united to you, if you accept of him.

Jonathan Edwards 


1. In what ways are you longing for intimacy — being near to others and being fully known by others? 

2. How might the Advent promise of the intimacy of God impact the way you relate to God and others?