The name JESUS observed with a magnifying glass shows the synonyms: Messiah, Bread of life, Lamb of God; Light of the World; King of Kings, The Capstone, The Door, Alpha and Omega, Prince of Peace
Our Christmas celebrations are just about over. Yet the birth of the Christ Child, which we have been celebrating, is the beginning. 2015 is coming to an end. And a new year lies ahead.
In many ways our lives are a series of beginnings and endings. Children are born but eventually leave the nest. Employment gives way to layoffs or retirement. Good health gives way to sickness. Things begin only to end. Like the ebb and flow of the tide.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8 NIV
Jesus described Himself as the Alpha and Omega. The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. Notice He didn’t say He was an Alpha or an Omega. He didn’t say he was a beginning or an end. He is THE Alpha and THE Omega. THE beginning and THE end. THE. ONLY. ONE.
Which means He was there at the beginning of the world, and He will be there at the world’s end. He was there when we were born and He will be there when we die. What’s more, He is not just Alpha and Omega. He is all the “letters” in between. Which means, of course, that He is with us every day of our lives.