God has always wanted humanity to draw closer to Him, and it is precisely this action that should make us think about how much God loves us, because, being us as we are, even so God seeks us for His love and mercy, and therefore we must draw near to Him.
The apostle Peter said:
4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:4-5