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The Wonder of Learning

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If I was to ask you to explain your ideas about the purpose and power of learning how might you respond? Our ability to learn is an awesome and wondrous gift from God, made available that we may live the meaningful, purposeful, “more abundant lives”: (John 10:10) that Jesus made possible. It is through the gift of learning that we are able to acquire new skills, knowledge, understanding and wisdom. Learning, therefore, is the key to unlocking the God given talent that each and every human being possesses.

In his letter to the Colossians, the Apostle Paul writes: ‘My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.’ (Colossians 2:2-3).

The treasures of wisdom and knowledge that are hidden in Christ are not hidden from us, they are hidden for us, and are freely available to those who are in Christ. This is an exhortation to us all, as we partner with God, to use our gifts to serve his purposes, teaching our children to follow our lead; that above all, we must keep Christ at the centre of our lives as we enjoy the wondrous gift of learning, remaining faithful to our Mission: ‘Transforming lives through Christ and the wonder of learning’.

Doug Holtam

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