Our Father in Heaven (Matthew 6:9, LD 46)

The thought of God being in heaven makes the Lord sound distant, uncaring, and completely unreachable.  However, Christ teaches us to pray addressing our Father in heaven.  Calling attention to God being in heaven is something that is good and positive.  How can you Father being so far away be something that is also positive?  How does God’s abode in heaven encourage us to know that He has not forgotten about us?