I am coming soon! … I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. [Revelation 22:12,13 NIV]
Before the earth existed, Jesus was. When it no longer exists, Jesus will be. This describes the eternal nature of the Lord. He exists outside of time. In that sense the words 'beginning' and 'end' are really not sufficient to describe him. Perhaps the idea of a timeless being is too hard to grasp?
I love that Jesus is known as the Omega. All things end with him. Yet, for a time Jesus laid aside timelessness and entered into time. He laid aside immortality for mortality. He became a human to show us the very nature and character of God. In that sense, he is the End. The goal of humankind.
The promise for those who have been transformed is timelessness. As each of these die, Jesus proverbially comes for them that they might live with him in a heavenly dimension where there is no end. Jesus is the omega of this life and the alpha of the one to come.
Maranatha. Come Lord Jesus.
... this devotion is part of the z2a bible words series.