Where's God?

Two little boys, ages 8 and 10, were excessively mischievous. They

were always getting into trouble and their parents knew all about it.

If any mischief occurred in their town, the two boys were probably

involved.

The boys' mother heard that a preacher in town had been successful in

disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys.

The preacher agreed, but he asked to see them individually. So the

mother sent the 8 year old first, in the morning, with the older boy

to see the preacher in the afternoon.


The preacher, a huge man with a booming voice, sat the younger boy

down and asked him sternly, "Do you know where God is, son?"


The! boy's mouth dropped open, but he made no response, sitting there

wide-eyed with his mouth hanging open.


So the preacher repeated the question in an even sterner tone, "Where

is God?!"


Again, the boy made no attempt to answer. The preacher raised his

voice Even more and shook his finger in the boy's face and bellowed,

"Where is God?!"

The boy screamed and bolted from the room, ran directly home and dove

into his closet, slamming the door behind him.


When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, "What

happened?"



The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, "We are in BIG

trouble this time. "GOD is missing, and they think we did it!"


Prayer: Sometimes Father we do lose sight of you. When things are going well, we turn our back on you.We don't need you, we are in control. Yet when things are going poorly, when we are sad , depressed, out of sorts, we blame you. Heavenly Father we know you are with us each day. You take us by the hand and give us the strength we need each day. Let us never forget that.

Sometimes when we think you are missing it turns out we are the ones lost . Amen

Maureen Herzog



 

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