When kids ask where God is, it can be difficult to explain. As humans, we are limited to being in one place at a time. So, when I tell children that God is in heaven and also say that He lives inside us and is with us all the time, it’s easy to see why they are puzzled.
So, I was thrilled when I found this verse in my Bible reading: “For the High and Exalted One, who lives forever, whose name is holy, says this: ‘I live in a high and holy place, and with the oppressed and lowly of spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and revive the heart of the oppressed” (Isaiah 57:15; italics added).
Did you notice the word “and”? For me, it jumped right off the page. There it was. A verse that basically clarifies that the Holy, Eternal God is in heaven, high and above all, AND, because He transcends our idea of time, He is simultaneously with those who call Him Lord.
I think the next time a child asks me, “Where is God?”, my best response may be, “Everywhere!” Afterall, Scripture teaches He is all-seeing, all-knowing, and omnipresent, defined as “present everywhere at the same time”.
Psalm 139:7-10 declares, “Where can I go to escape your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there. If I live at the eastern horizon or settle at the western limits, even there your hand will lead me; your right hand will hold on to me.”
So, not only is God right beside you or living in you . . . but He is also seated in the highest heaven reigning over all.
Praising God for His Presence!