Reflecting on some of the stories from around the world that were shared with us at church today by Elim’s International Mission Director, Paul Hudson, I was left wondering afresh what real life is. As we heard about lives that had been broken and destroyed by the sins of others, it is good to know that in many parts of the world Christians never have to ask why? Their faith in God is never doubted and no matter how horrific life’s circumstances may become, they have total confidence that God is with them through it all. Many Christians in the Western World question everything and especially so when life gets tough or we don’t understand a situation. Real life will be tough but our response needs to mature to the wisdom of those who often have nothing.