As God confronts Moses in the burning bush, He warns Moses not to approach any closer, Moses has come close enough to feel fear, and apparently God also wants to keep some space between Himself and the created order.
This kind of physical distance that an Old Testament theophany (divine appearance) required disappears completely in the New Testament. Jesus lived and worked very closely with His disciples. at one point He invited them to touch Him in order to satisfy curiosity concerning. His resurrection body. Certainly God invites close interpersonal relationships between all believers. The common New Testament phrase “in Christ” suggests very little spiritual distance at all between almighty God and His children. Through Christ the necessary distance between holiness and human sin has collapsed, enabling people today to draw much closer to God than Moses ever dared.
EXODUS 3:5-6 – 5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.