Advent Devotionals: Day 9

Alpha and Omega

Revelation 1:8 - “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” (NASB)

God declares Himself to be the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. What an incredibly powerful statement. Nothing came before Him, nothing will come after Him. As finite creatures we think time must have a beginning and an end, but God exists outside of time, He is eternal. He always was and always will be. Don’t think too hard about that or your head will start to hurt. God’s existence alone is bigger than we can even grasp, let alone the rest of His attributes.

And yet amidst the expanse of eternity He chose to come down to earth, to humble Himself by putting on flesh, and giving Himself as a sacrifice for us. Why? Because this eternally big God, that we cannot even fathom, cares about you. You! How amazing is that? How incredibly loving and caring is your God? He cares about your problems, He cares about your hurts, He cares about your little things, and your big things. God is present with you. And yet He is so incredibly big and powerful that He can handle anything you can imagine and everything you cannot even conceive of.

God came to earth to demonstrate His love for us and show us how much He cares, to save us in a way that we were incapable of ourselves. How blessed are we that we have a God who is so big He can handle anything, and yet so loving and caring that He is concerned about our anything.

Prayer: Thank you God for caring for me and my everything.
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