There is the anecdote of the grandson of a famous rabbi who, while playing hide-and-seek with the other children, hid himself.
The others forgot about him somehow, and after some time, the little boy ran weeping to the rabbi.
"Grandfather," he cried, "I hid myself and no one looked for me!"
Whereupon the rabbi was deeply moved and answered, ''Why, that is the very same thing that God is saying all the time."
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From The Long Shorter Way by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz