So here it goes.
I am no stranger to distance. I grew up in a military family which means we moved and distance was placed between friends and family alike. Being that I was so used to distance after graduating I went across the states to go to college. Now that I am married and have a family of my own distance is still a big part of my life. Some of my best friends are a good distance away and nowadays that distance doesn't have to be that far with the price of gas. My family is still distances away. Most of my family is about 7-8 hours drive time away. We do still get to see each other a lot compared to how often I saw my grandparents growing up. No matter how far the distance is email, phone calls and facebook are able to help close the gap if only for moment in time.
I am reminded of another distance. The distance of a lost soul from an ever loving God. This distance is by far the worst and the saddest I can think of. "For God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten son..."
There you have it. My five minutes unedited.