Life Notes:

“I Am the Alpha and Omega.” Rev. 1:8   

There it is! The truth is God is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Displace it, chase it or embrace it, it remains the truth.

The secret to life is remembering one thing. There was that scene in the movie City Slickers when Curly, the tough as nails real cowboy, shares the secret of life as he puffs on his cigarette. He explained confidently, in order to live life you have to remember just one thing. But what is that one thing?

Where do we find the secret of life where all things are new, where there is water that gives life, where we can eat the fruit from the tree of eternal life and where all our wounds are healed? What is the answer, the outlook and vision that guides us through, the uncertainty of life? Where else but the source, who is and was and is to come, the Alpha and Omega.


Question of the week: What does Alpha and Omega mean?


Answer: Alpha and omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. Among the Jewish rabbis, it was common to use the first and the last letters of the Hebrew alphabet to denote the whole of anything, from beginning to end. Jesus as the beginning and end of all things is a reference to no one but the true God. This statement of eternality could apply only to God. It is seen especially in Revelation 22:13, where Jesus proclaims that He is “the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”