Three Coffees

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Claire

Claire

I became a Christian when I was 11 during a particularly boring Thursday morning Art lesson. The night before I had been with the same good friend that prayed with me in the back of that classroom, to a youth group in her church. Walking home after listening to the pastor read from the Bible, I understood for the first time that God loved me, had designed me inside and out and held an exciting purpose for my life in his hands. That first simple meeting with my creator has carried me through eighteen years of absolute highs and definite lows such as when I lost my amazing Dad to a heart attack three years ago. It was devastating but I know that before, throughout and beyond that awful time, God was and is a constant friend, a true father and my healer. Eighteen years on from that Art lesson, I just can’t imagine living my life without God at the centre of it.