I recall reading a story (I'm fairly certain from the Old Testament) which I have not been able to locate. If you can find any biblical passage which bears a vague resemblance to the following description, I'd be very grateful. Just leave a comment in the comment section. Here's the description:
God keeps a distance between himself and his people because God thought that if he dwelt among the people he might lose control of himself and lash out and kill them.
If you can name this passage, I'll owe you one. If you want me to post a link to your blog, I'd be happy to do it.