Sunday, March 11, 2012

Where is G-d?

Last night, I was telling Shira the story of Exodus, which we are learning by-the-by now as Pesach is approaching.

"And then," I said, "G-d told Moses to step up and tell Pharaoh to let the people of Israel go."

My 3-year-old's eyes opened big and wide and she looked around and awe and whispered a question, "where is G-d?"

"G-d is everywhere," I said, "He is with us in this room, too, even though we cannot see Him. He knows all you do, He made you, and He loves you."

"He doesn't," said my little girl uncertainly.

"Yes, he does," I insisted, "He knows you better than anyone else ever will, He knows what a good sweet girl you are, and He loves you."

Soon after, she was asleep, and I was left marveling at how much our children's thoughts and sentiments reflect our own. For adults seek G-d as earnestly as children, and are sometimes as uncertain of His love. And like children, we are reassured to know that He is everywhere, in all we see, hear, say or do.

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

This was wonderful and true. Thanks for sharing!

Lady Anne said...

Anna, I think the most wonderful book in all the world for teaching a child about G-d's love is Max Lucado's "You are Special". He is a Christian writer, but the book doesn't preach that messge, only that G-d has made each of us, knows us, and loves us because He made us. It always makes me cry (I'm seventy!) because I was one of the kids with the black stickers. See if your library has it; I think you and your daughter will like it very much.

Analytical Adam said...

Actually it is the opposite. Where are suppose to love God as the bible says that we are suppose to love God with all our heart, all our soul, and all our money.

If we truly love God then God in return will love us.

This idea that God just loves us is actually making us the center of the universe which is the problem here which is very troubling to say the least.

It is childish thinking which I hope you grow up Mrs. A. A child thinks they are the center of the universal but you are not a child Mrs. A.

Lady Anne said...

Adam, as humans we cannot possible come close to the love G-d has for us - even with our whole heart and mind and soul. Do you love your children becasue they behave themselves, or simply because they are your very own?

Tammy said...

Raising children does bring its beautiful moments like these. :o)

Luiza said...

Anna what do the Scriptures say about this topic?
"And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."Genesis 6:5
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
"The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity."Psalm 5:4,5
"God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day."Psalm 7:11
Who is righteous?
"The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one."
Can God love anyone of us then?
"Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity" Habakkuk 1:13
"All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all...He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities."Isaiah 53:6,11
Anna no son of Adam or daughter of Eve deserves God's love because the Scriptures are clear He cannot love wickedness: "He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD"Proverbs 17:15 "But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness."Isaiah 5:16
Anna only through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ(the only one righteous)can God forgive sinners and love them.Please don't write this off, it's the Scriptures, it's the truth.Consider them, ponder on them because this truth has great eternal implications: "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."John 3:36 "For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him." John 5:22,23 "Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also."1 John 2:23
"Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son." 2 John v9
Anna I pray God will open your eyes to see the truth and repent and believe the good news of gift His salvation in His Son Jesus Christ!
Love, a daughter of God