“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God,
“who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Rev 1:8)
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,
the Beginning and the End.” (Rev 22:13)
To make 2010 count, Step 2 reads like this: “Understand that the story of redemption begins and ends with God. If you are trying to make your life count without God, you are a footnote at best. I’m sorry, but that’s just the way it is.”
In the verses above, “the Alpha and the Omega” (the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet) represent the Hebrew Aleph and Tau, which were regarded not simply as the first and last letters of the alphabet, but as including all the letters in between.
Hence, the title sets forth God as the sovereign Lord over everything that takes place in the entire course of human history.
By applying this title to Himself, God comforts us with the assurance that He has everything under control. No matter how difficult your current circumstances, God promises eternal blessing to those who put their faith in Jesus Christ. (more…)