My beagle Sparrow has snuggled up next to me absolutely as close as she can be, as is her usual habit. Sometimes she even tries to push herself even closer, as if to remove any possible space between the two of us. Her floppy ear on my keyboard has slowed my typing speed considerably.
I believe she does this because she finds pleasure in the closeness, and I find pleasure both in the closeness and in her seeking the closeness. I love being able to reach out and scratch her soft ears, rub her head, and just feel the warmth of her body.
How much more must the Lord find pleasure when we seek to be close to Him?
"For the Lord taketh pleasure in His people: He will beautify the meek with salvation."
We should never feel hesitant to draw near to the Lord, because He is waiting for us to do so. He loves our prayers, our nearness. . .He loves us.
"But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Thy works."
"Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you."