Alpha and Omega
5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
7 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,”
and “every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him”;
and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”
So shall it be! Amen.
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
In life, when we hear about beginning, we think about birth. When a child is born, we have dreams for that child and what they can become. When we hear about the end, death does come to mind. We may not like to talk about it or even to make plans for our death, but we know that it is every person’s fate. Death doesn’t have to mean sadness. There will be mourning for the loss of a loved one, but if that person has been marked by the blood of Christ, then there should be celebration as well.
When life doesn’t look to rosy, it’s nice to look at this scripture and realize that we are just a blip in the timeline of mankind. Before we were born, there were already hundreds of generations that came before us on this planet. After we pass on, there will be many more generations. God says that he is the Alpha and the Omega, which is the beginning of Greek alphabet and the end of the Greek alphabet. God has always been in existence, but He points out that for mankind, He is there from the beginning to the end of our timeline. He watches us and cares for us and wants us to remain and be a part of His kingdom to serve Him.