When Andy met God

Each week, we will feature an author reading his or her story from the 2017 Stories of Life anthology, The Gecko Renewal. These stories have already been broadcast on Life FM in Adelaide.

Today we meet Ester deBoer, who wrote the powerful story, ‘When Andy met God‘. Listen to the story:

Lady at desk
Ester’s creative workspace

This is what Ester says about the backstory: Andy’s story is, as much as memory will allow, told almost verbatim. He had no agenda- we asked him and he simply answered. He wasn’t trying to convince us. What makes it so profound is not that God appeared to an intellectually disabled teenager with no religious upbringing or instruction, but the way that Andy just “got it”-  uncomplicated by religion, culture and intellectual analysis… In Andy’s words, “God came to me… God helps me… Now God comes with me everywhere.”

Ester is an author and a children’s book illustrator. If you feel like having a good belly laugh, have a look at some of her work. Her cartoons brought a smile to my face.

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