All There Is To Say
Today’s scripture selection: Revelation 1-6
Key verses: Revelation 1:8
“’I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, ‘who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.’”
Many of us tend to live our lives in little spurts – a day here; a day there. We may try to reflect on the meaning of things past; or plan ahead as best we can. But often “one day at a time” is about all we can handle. And, in many ways, that’s very good counsel.
But when we look at the book of Revelation we come face to face with the God “who is, who was, and who is to come.”
It’s all one package – one great unfolding plan. And, as one old hymn puts it, “I know not what the future holds but I know who holds the future.”
The revelation of Jesus Christ to John was a great comfort to a young Christian church, striving to stay alive amidst persecution. And, though its meaning has been hotly debated over two millennia, it is still of comfort today.
- Life seems nothing more than a haphazard mix of accidents
- Your best laid plans are set aside
- The daily grind has just about ground you up
- You are burdened by something you can’t let go
- You are frightened by what is on the horizon
- You just need to know what you need to do next – and you can’t come up with a plan
Remember that the past, present, and future are all in God’s hands – they are all part of His plan.
And, while it may sometimes seem like only a trite bumper-sticker slogan – I believe it to be true: God doesn’t make mistakes.
It’s all been said or is yet to be said, but the One speaking is the One who once looked out over the dark chaos and proclaimed, “Let there be light!”
Prayer: Almighty God, I stand in awe of your great divine plan. May I play out my part in it, as you desire. AMEN.