The perfect “curiosity” moment presented itself this week. Abby asked me about God. I love her curiosity about God. As I have expressed in the past, faith hasn’t necessarily come easy to me, but the Bible has proven true under the pressure of my unending questions. God has been faithful on a personal level as well. I invite hard questions from my kids in the future because those challenging questions have been what has grown my faith to a deeper level. The question Abigail asked, “Where is God?” She wanted to know if he was just in heaven. She wondered if you could get to God by taking an airplane or a rocket. She knew Jesus could reside within her as well. She wanted clarification on all of these things. The best answer I could give is that God is omnipresent – he is everywhere. No, you can’t take a rocket ship to go see him in heaven. However, he’s not confined by time and space. That is why relationship with him is possible. He wants this intimate relationship with us. I was able to talk to Abby about God being everywhere, and I found these verses to help you also explore this idea.
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you..
declares the Lord,
“and not a God far away?
24 Who can hide in secret places
so that I cannot see them?”
declares the Lord.
“Do not I fill heaven and earth?”
declares the Lord.
keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
never will I forsake you.”[a]
he sees their every step.