The Story of the Red Chair
At the start of the year, Adventist Schools South Queensland Education Department gifted all SDA schools in south-east Queensland a red chair and green Schuyler Bible. The significance of the chair and Bible were inspired by Nina Atcheson’s book As Light Lingers, and her personal experience of how she learnt to take the time to stop and abide in Christ. She would do this by sitting in her red chair and reading her Bible. Her family knew that when they saw her doing this, she was spending time with Jesus.
The green Bible is intended to last generations, with the green colour representing the ‘growth’ of each person who reads it. Therefore, staff and students will know that they are reading something special, that is ‘the living word’.
In placing the red chair and Bible in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), our College Principal Mr Guy Lawson invites students and staff to sit and read from the Bible daily, and allow its words to transform their lives. Students have been coming to the LRC during lunchtimes to read and take a timeout to learn about Jesus.
Inscribed on the red chair is the following: "Consecrate yourself to God in the morning; make this your very first work. Let your prayer be, "Take me, O Lord, as wholly Thine. I lay all my plans at Thy feet. Use me today in Thy service. Abide with me and let all my work be wrought in Thee." Steps to Christ, 70.