A couple had two little girls, ages eight and ten, who were always in trouble.
They were always getting caught causing problems and their parents always felt that if any bad deeds were reported in town, that their two young daughters were in some way involved.
The parents were at the end of their rope knowing what to do about their children’s misbehavior.
The mother had heard that a clergyman in town had success in disciplining kids in the past, so she asked her husband if he thought they should send the girls to speak with the clergyman.
The husband said, “We might as well. We need to do something before I really lose my temper!”
The clergyman agreed to speak with the girls, but asked to see them individually.
The eight year old went to meet with him first.
The clergyman sat the girl down and asked her sternly, “Where is God?”
She made no response, so the clergyman repeated the question in an even sterner tone, “Where is God?”
Again she made no attempt to answer.
So the clergyman raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the girl’s face, “WHERE IS GOD?”
With that the girl bolted from the room and ran directly home, slamming herself in the closet.
Her older sister followed her into the closet and said, “What happened?”
The younger sibling replied, “We are in BIG trouble this time. God is missing and they think we did it.”