Monday, 8 June 2015

Alpha and Omega

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. – Revelation 1.8

The scriptures talk a lot about the eternality of Jesus Christ. He is, as we know, the great I AM of the burning bush. He is the first and the last. He is the Word what was already there in the beginning. He is there from eternity past. He is yesterday, today, and forever. He is the Alpha and Omega, He is the beginning and the end. He is that which was, and is, and is to come. He is the Author and Finisher of our faith.

And all that matters because He is the Almighty.

Because Jesus is the beginning and the ending and is and was and is to come and is the same yesterday and today and forever there is nothing that is going to catch Him off guard. Nothing is ever going to catch Him by surprise. As a friend asked one time ‘has it ever occurred to you that nothing has ever occurred to God?’ Nothing can ever occur to Him because there is nothing new to Him. Because He is not bound by time He is already there is the ‘is to come.’

No matter what happens to catch me off guard I don’t have to fret. Jesus knows. He knows because He has seen it all and He has seen it all because He has always been. He can help because He is here now. And I need not fret about the future because He is always going to be here – and He doesn’t change.

Jesus was the active agent in creation. If He can say ‘let there be light’ and light appears He can surely take care of that bill or that burden or that emotional need. I never have to worry that He is not going to be here or not going to be able.

The Almighty is also the Always Here and so is the Always Able.

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