"God wants to do the inconceivable, the uncommon, the unexpected, the remarkable, the incomprehensible, so that He - God - is the only explanation for what occurs in our lives.
In order to sharpen our focus on what we were created to long for, let's move past the term transcendence, which is what we call it when it's far away, and into the manifest presence, which is what we call it when God comes near. In the term transcendence we acknowledge God as 'wholly other' and beyond us, but the gospel means that what we were created to long for is 'actually not far from each one of us.' The manifest presence of God is the only water that can replenish the parched land of the North American church."
James MacDonald- Vertical Church p 70