Tidings of Trinity
Jesus said: “I AM the Alpha and the Omega” . . . (Rev. 1:8)
Jesus knew His “A, B, C’s!” The letter “Alpha” is the first letter of the Greek alphabet, and “Omega” is the last letter. With these words Jesus points out two things: first, that He is eternal (has no beginning and no end); and second, that trusting in His perfect life and innocent death in our places – is of greatest importance.
Trusting and taking His promise to preserve, protect and defend us is our greatest need. Confidence in His forgiveness at the beginning and at the ending of each day is our greatest gift. That’s how we need to understand our faith — as a gift from God’s Holy Spirit.
When we wake up at the beginning of each day, that’s a gift from God. When we rest in sleep, at peace with God and the world, this too is a gift from Him. Beginning to ending, our lives come from our gracious God!
As we near the end of 2020, we can say that God’s grace has guided us at the beginning (in January) and continues to guide us now (in November). “A to Z”, “Alpha to Omega” — our loving God has been at our sides. He is not a distant, detached and uncaring creator. From start to finish, in this year and the next, He is involved in your life. That’s why Jesus said, “I AM” the Alpha and Omega!
Your Pastor and friend in The Body of Christ,
Dennis B. O’Neill