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.
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.