Last night I asked my three-year-old who would keep her safe. She said Daddy, Mama…and for good measure she added herself and her little sister to the list. I asked, “Who else?” She said, “God!” I said something like, “Even though you can’t see Him, He loves you. He’ll keep you safe.”
With just a moment’s pause, she said, “Where is God if we can’t see him?”
Perhaps I was tired or was just touched that my three-year-old has gotten to the stage of asking these sorts of questions (I’ve been waiting over three years for this, actually!), but I didn’t know what to say. I started a sentence and then stumbled and started again and stumbled again. I ended up with something like “You know how sometimes if I’m out in the hall or something, you can know I’m here even though you can’t see me? It’s a little bit like that with God.” But I felt this response left a bit to be desired. I didn’t really answer her question, for example.
So, I’m still looking for a good way to discuss “where God is” even though we can’t see him.