The Beginning And The End

20 Jan

The Beginning And The End…

A typical day in my life with Grandfather.

We were sitting on the shady plain just beyond the school grounds. Using a stick Grandfather began drawing symbols in the sand. The first looked like a capital A. The second looked something like a horseshoe.

In Isaiah 44, he said, it is written “I am the First and the Last. Apart from me there is no God.” God is the First of existence and the Last. And this, he said, pointing to the first symbol, is the Alpha, the first letter of the Greek alphabet. And this is the last letter of the Greek alphabet, the Omega. These are the symbols of God. God is the Alpha, the Beginning of all things, and the Omega, the End of all things. The Alpha and Omega, the source of all existence. So in the last chapter of the Bible, the Book of Revelation, it is written, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.

As in Isaiah I said.

Yes, but in The book of Revelation the words are specifically referring to the Messiah. He is the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last, the Alpha and Omega.

So what would happen if the Alpha and Omega came into the world? He would become the Alpha and Omega of the world? I asked.

He would become the Alpha and Omega of history, of time. His presence would cause time to divide and history to split in two. He would become the Omega, the End of one age and the Alpha, the Beginning of the other…BC and AD. The Omega of BC and the Alpha of AD. He becomes the Alpha and Omega of all who find Him. He becomes the Omega of our lives, our BC, and the Alpha, the Beginning, the new Beginning of our AD…the new birth.

Grandfather then drew a line joining the Alpha and the Omega. All time proceeds from the Alpha to the Omega. So the secret is to receive each moment of your life from Him the Alpha and live each moment to Him the Omega. For He is the Alpha and Omega of all existence and the Alpha and Omega of you.

Grandfather always had a way of making his point. Here he pointed out that we exist by the grace of God and it is by His grace that all things happen. He gave me lessons like this everyday we were together and I was very fortunate to have him as my mentor.

Our purpose in life is to live it to the fullest of every minute He gives us sharing His grace with all whose paths we cross and leading them to Him.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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