"For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow in His steps" I Peter 2:21
The Greek word for 'example' here is 'hupogrammos'. It means to copy, to overwrite--bless me--I could see it!
It was my prayer that morning - every morning: I want to be like You. Show me. God answered. I asked for water, and He gave me wine.
Hupogrammos, our pastor said. A pattern to trace on living stone. And I - we - the paper. Can you imagine it?
Allowing the Holy Spirit to inscribe us with His color, to overwrite, copy. And we yielding.
Peter goes on to say this of Christ: He did not sin. He never deceived. He did not retaliate when insulted. He did not threaten to get even, but left his case in the hands of God.
And it can be done, it can. Peter tell us so. He knew from experience. I'm learning from experience. Jesus, the perfect original, oversees our makings, and calls us His masterpiece.
I'm undone. Yes, let that imprint continue to be born in me, saturating every fiber. I'll wear your colors.
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