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.