The Alpha and Omega

Day by Day Devotions

Revelation 1:8  I am the Alpha and Omega,’ says the LORD God, ‘who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.’”

Alpha and Omega—the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. Nothing before alpha, nothing to be added after omega. He created the world, but He himself wasn’t created.

It was at His command that all of time began, and when time as we know it comes to an end—when everything else turns to dust—He will remain. He is eternal.

Eternal. Infinite.

Such small words, but both have such a huge, almost incomprehensible meaning. Everything in our human existence has a beginning and an end, so it’s hard to picture something—Someone—who doesn’t.

He is the beginning and the end.

There are a couple more words tacked on to the end: “the Almighty.” Webster’s Dictionary defines almighty as “supremely powerful; of boundless sufficiency.” If something is supreme, that means it is better than all others. If something is sufficient, it is enough.

It would’ve been pretty amazing just to say that God was almighty, but here in Revelation He tells us that He is the Almighty.

Here’s another definition for you: “the” is used to “indicate an individual,” or to “emphasize preeminence” (also from Webster’s).

So from all of that, let’s put this verse back together: God says, “I am from before time began, and I will remain after all else is gone. I am more powerful than all else, and I always have been and always will be the One who is more than enough.”

Mandy Kilbourn