A couple had two little boys, ages 8 and 10, who were mischievous. They were always getting into trouble, and their parents knew that if any mischief occurred in their town, their sons were probably involved.
The boys' mother heard that a Pastor in town had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys. The pastor agreed, but asked to see them individually. So the mother sent her 8-year-old in to see him the following morning, intending to send the older boy in the afternoon.
The Pastor was a large man with a booming voice, he sat the younger boy down and sternly asked, "Where is God?"
The boy's mouth dropped open, but he made no response.
The Pastor repeated the question in an even sterner tone,
"Where is God!!?"
Again the boy made no attempt to answer.
The Pastor got to his feet. Shaking his finger in the boy's face, he bellowed,
"WHERE IS GOD!?"
The boy screamed and bolted from the room. He ran directly home and dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him.
When his older brother found him a few minutes later, he asked, "What happened?"
The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, "We're in BIG trouble!
God is missing—and they think we did it!"