Solomon makes an earnest plea for God to listen and hear us from heaven. Heaven is someplace far away and there are times when God seems far away. People call God “the man upstairs” and we look up toward the heavens (or space) when we think about God. That’s because there are two dynamics at work here – transcendence and immanence. God is the creator of the universe and is so far above us (transcendence)! YES – an amazing God worthy of our praise. So here is the miracle – this same God has come down to us (immanence) – the people of Israel felt this in the temple and in the wilderness and beside the still waters (Psalm 23) – and we celebrate Jesus today – God with us – God is great, yes……but God is so close…unless you’ve moved away.