He Is the Great e.g.

The Apostles taught, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” — 1 Corinthians 11:1

e.g. means for example,
i.e. means that is:
a little Latin
it’ll fatten
your vocabulary to know.
e.g. — exempli gratia.
i.e. — id est.

There’s power in i.e.,
to rephrase,
to clarify,
to explain
so well
that we begin
to understand.

But the power of i.e.
pales before e.g.,
for examples
make words
become flesh
and take shape
before our eyes.

Jesus is the great e.g.,
the sovereign Word
become the one Example
for every life
at every time.
And each of us who follow
are to be a little e.g. in Him.

Devotional poem © 2016 Michael Himick. Used with permission.

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