draw near to

draw near to

To get close to someone or something, either literally or figuratively. You need to draw near to your family in this time of tragedy. Come on, son, draw near to the wall so you can see exactly where to put in the nail.
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Allah says in a Hadith Qudsi: "And if he (My Slave) draws near to Me a hand's span, I draw near to him an arm's length; and if he draws near to Me an arm's length, I draw near to him a fathom's length.
1 John 1:1,3 (New International Version) THE historical fact that Jesus came to Earth in the flesh is irrefutable proof that God will do anything to draw near to us.
Guided by these norms, all peoples--within their respective cultures--can draw near to the greatest mystery, which is the mystery of God.
Those who draw near to God do not withdraw from [people], but rather become truly close to them.
When you read this Letter, you will draw near to God.
In this way, Avis's work can help the whole church draw near to what God is truly doing in the world.
NEW YORK - As the small knots of visitors draw near to the steel perimeter fence, laughter and cheerful talk ceases.
On Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, the faithful leave behind their daily concerns and gather together to draw near to God.
Our national psyche needs a balm upon it, and thus, first of all we call upon the God of all comfort to draw near to us as we draw near to Him," he said.