He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.
As a dad I often use that discussion ending word in which all explanations are contained, all questions are answered, and all arguments are ceased; The word is “Because!”.
Of course that word connects with other words; words such as “I said!”, “I’m your father!” “I know better!”, etc. and those words are various based on circumstances and situations, moods and energy levels but those extra words need not be said due to their obviousness in that moment of time. Thus, regardless of topic, my parental trump card is played, the conclusion has been reached.
Today’s verse contains within it one of those statements, a statement of authority, a complete reason for everything and a final answer to any argument.
“It is done. I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End.” Within these sentences the “because” is answered, Because He was the word in the beginning in Genesis 1 spoken of in John 1, He was the one who interrupted history and ended religion with those three words, “It is finished!” on the cross, He was the one who destroyed death in the resurrection giving us His resurrection life.
In today’s verse we have the because for those three big words “It is done.” Because he is the beginning and the end, He is all that!
PRAYER: Almighty God, Thank you for coming down to earth as a servant to restore relationship with me, even though I am so insignificant compared to you, you still died for me. Amen.
Today's devotion written by Danny Brock, LifeWay Westside