Where Is God?
A couple had two little boys, ages 8 and 10, who were excessively mischievous. The two
were always getting into trouble and their parents could be assured that if any mischief
occurred in their town their two young sons were in some way involved. The parents were at
their wits end as to what to do about their sons' behavior.
The mother had heard that a clergyman in town had been successful in disciplining
children in the past, so she asked her husband if he thought they should send the boys to
speak with the clergyman.
The husband said, "We might as well. We need to do something before I really lose
The clergyman agreed to speak with the boys, but asked to see them individually. The
8-year-old went to meet with him first. The clergyman sat the boy down and asked him
sternly, "Where is God?"
The boy made no response, so the clergyman repeated the question in an even sterner
tone, "Where is God?"
Again the boy made no attempt to answer, so the clergyman raised his voice even more
and shook his finger in the boy's face, "WHERE IS GOD?"
At that the boy bolted from the room and ran directly home slamming himself in his
closet. His older brother followed him into the closet and said, "What
The younger brother replied, "We are in BIG trouble this time. God is missing and
they think we did it!"