Quotable and Alpha and Omega

Posted by on Dec 24, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Those who have been following this blog will know that in the lead up to Christmas, we have been looking at some questions that Jesus asked – having noted that he asked an awful lot of questions – often in reply to questions he had been asked. So here are the two questions for the 24th and 25th December. And because that will seem a little brief, I have also attached another of the Christmas meditations that have been appearing on the Vose Seminary site in the “Theologians at Lunch” section and which you might have heard on Sonshine fm – one that I wrote called Alpha and Omega.

Hope you find the questions probing and the meditation helpful…

Monday: Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Mark 4:21

Tuesday: “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Mark 8:29

And here is the meditation – Alpha and Omega

With Christmas almost upon us, we are looking at some of the names given to Jesus. I love the one you find in Rev 1:8 “I am the alpha and the omega”. While that has a nice ring to it, it actually points to something more. Alpha is the first letter in the Greek alphabet (the second is beta – so alphabeta – alphabet) – and the last letter is omega. So when we are told that Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega we are being told that he is the first and the last – there at the beginning of everything, there at the end of everything. In short, we are never without Jesus.

I can’t begin to tell you how much that delights me. It is the reassurance that when I look at my life I can say, “Jesus, you were there at my beginning. You will be there at my end. And you are with me every step of the way.” Jesus, you who are the alpha and omega, thank you that we are never without you.

Photo by Sapan Patel on Unsplash

As always, nice chatting… and do have a glorious, hope filled Christmas.

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