I sat in class a few weeks ago talking to ‘Anna’ during the mid-morning break. I’ve tried to take every opportunity I could to share truth with her since class started in November. Aboubacar joined us. Conversation turned toward French language study. We all agreed it’s hard work and time consuming. Aboubacar turned to me and very seriously said, “When it comes to learning, whether you’re an adult or a small lizard, it’s difficult!” I’m not sure why, but I thought that was hysterical. Indeed, sometimes language learning does make you feel like a small lizard!
While our formal French studies are now complete, informal French language learning will continue for years. It’s true, ‘learning is difficult,’ but God gives wisdom to those who ask (James 1:5)… even to small lizards like us.