The Beginning & The End
Reflections from Revelation 22
by Todd Moore
All things begin & end somewhere, but whom does it begin with, & with whom does it end? “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”, says Jesus in Revelation 22:13.
The answer to the question is that all things begin & end with Jesus Christ. “Alpha” & “Omega” are the first & last letters in the Greek alphabet. Jesus is saying that He has the first & final say. He is the first & final Authority. Not even death could keep Him in a grave! He determines the times & seasons of all things. Even evil will find it’s end when Jesus says it’s done.
For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
He is The Beginning & End. Everything is for His glory, & all things hold together because He holds it together…including our lives.
As we consider our daily trials, toils, & struggles against evil, let us remember in whom our life & all other things rest. The more we grasp the magnitude of Christ’s Authority, Power, & Faithfulness, the more we will find rest, peace, joy, & strength for each day, & He will hold us together.
He is The Beginning & The End. Amen.