I was going about my daily routine when my son suddenly approached me and then suddenly asked – is God real? I was surprised because we have been teaching him about God and I wonder where this question came from. He then followed the question with “why is it that there are tsunamis, earthquakes, tornadoes, storms, floods etc”? It’s one of those tough questions that christian fathers have to be prepared to answer. I understand where my son was coming from because he experienced the wrath of nature first hand via Ondoy. I responded that even I ask that same question but I explained to my eldest son how God created the world perfect, and how the whole creation fell along side man when sin entered. So all these natural calamities started happening after man sinned. I got a nod of approval from him but I know that this is just the beginning of more tough questions. The next question was: do we need to have a tornado shelter? Hehe, hopefully my son will soon learn more about the real God – and not just the fairy tale type stories.