"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
PRAYER FOCUS - The Alpha and the Omega
Few things are more charming than hearing a preschool child lisp their way through the “ABC’s”. Sometimes in the middle of the song, the letters get muddled, and “LMNOP” becomes “ello, meno, pee.” Nevertheless, the preschooler inevitably ends triumphantly on “XYZ”! We applaud enthusiastically because, after all, they have gotten the first and the last letters in the correct place.
Today, we will look at another name of Jesus found in John’s book of Revelation. Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and Omega is the last letter, comparable to the English A to Z. This name reveals the extent of His mighty power, from everlasting to everlasting. He has always been; He existed with God in the beginning. He is now present with us in our circumstances. He will always be in the future. He is omnipresent (always present), omniscient (knowing all things), and omnipotent (all-powerful)! He knows the beginning from the end.
Somewhat like the preschool child, we may be occasionally confused in the middle of our situations. We believe Jesus was with us in the past and hope He will be with us in the future. But today? The details may not seem clear but are muddled as we walk through them. However, Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega – and everything in between! He wants to be the Lord of your past, the Lord of your present, and the Lord of your future.
What confusing circumstances are you walking through? Are the answers muddled? Our lives as Christians begin with Jesus; in everything in our lives, Jesus has the final word. In our health, emotions, families, and finances, we have the hope that He cares for us in our every care. Let’s thank Jesus for taking away the sins of our past. Let’s cast today’s cares over onto Him. Let’s trust Him to prepare the way before us in the future. In other words, let’s invite Jesus to be the Lord of our past, present, and future, the Alpha and Omega of our lives.