I was stunned as I thought about the short distance he lived from the church building. I couldn’t help but think if only he knew how far Jesus traveled for him. If only he knew how much suffering and anguish Jesus experienced to help us in our time of need he might think differently. What about the long walk to Golgotha after He was beaten and ultimately nailed to the Cross? The Bible offers us hope in that God is not far from each of us (Acts 17:27).