Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Word of the Day: Upogrammos


Some of my favorite words come from languages I don't speak.  They are like spices you add to a recipe to enhance its flavor.  Imagine Jesus as the master chef in front of a group of young apprentices who are eager to copy His recipes, just like children in a classroom who mimic every stroke of every letter until they are able to reproduce the writing of the teacher.  Jesus is the exemplar; He is the Upogrammos -- the writing copy we are to follow.

I found this new word while searching for more information about the Bible character, Job.  Job was a wealthy man who had it all and then lost it.  Most people give Job an "F" for failure because they only remember the first part of the story, a lengthy account of all the losses Job suffers.  For me, the best part of the story is the end, just like the final upstroke you use to complete the cursive small "f".  I see hope in every trial and I believe the second half of my life will be even better than the first half.  Job's story is our upogrammos, the template that gives us hope when we are in our deepest valleys.

 Put a new word in your vocabulary and up your grammar with upogrammos.  There will be times when tracing the steps of Jesus is unpopular, undesirable and unnerving.  It's hard to change direction when you are carrying a heavy cross and you're falling.  Keep following Him every step of the way.  Each time you get back up on your feet, show the crowd a high five sign.

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